1.25.2009

A song for your Sunday

Okay, I don't how your weather is where you are... but our weather is insane. One day it's freezing, the next day it's burning up, the next it's raining, the next the sun is shining and there isn't a cloud in the sky. Everyone gets runny noses and you can't possibly stock your child's closet appropriately ...nothing is consistent. --- But I heard this song a while back and now every time I notice a drastic change in climate, I think about it. I found this video on youtube so you can get the full picture, but I posted the lyrics at the bottom and highlighted my favorite parts, as usual. It's a great way to think about things. This one is by a chick named Nichole Nordeman... she's almost Sara Groves cool (almost).



Every Season:
Every evening sky, an invitation
To trace the patterned stars
And early in July, a celebration
For freedom that is ours
And I notice You
In children’s games
In those who watch them from the shade
Every drop of sun is full of fun and wonder
You are summer


And even when the trees have just surrendered
To the harvest time
Forfeiting their leaves in late September
And sending us inside
Still I notice You when change begins
And I am braced for colder winds

I will offer thanks for what has been and was to come
You are autumn

And everything in time and under heaven
Finally falls asleep
Wrapped in blankets white, all creation
Shivers underneath
And still I notice you
When branches crack
And in my breath on frosted glass
Even now in death, You open doors for life to enter
You are winter

And everything that’s new has bravely surfaced
Teaching us to breathe
What was frozen through is newly purposed
Turning all things green
So it is with You
And how You make me new
With every season’s change
And so it will be
As You are re-creating me
Summer, autumn, winter, spring

1 comment:

Paul Merrill said...

Hey Jay. Enjoyed checking out your blog just now - some great stuff here!!

Thanks for the link to OneVerse.

Many blessings...

-Paul Merrill for Wycliffe's The Seed Company
http://www.theseedcompany.org/