Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thankful Thursday meets Melodic Monday

I was working on the kids' journals last night. Unfortunately I'm six months behind, so I have to rely upon my calendar, picture files (some of which have the wrong dates), blog, and rusty memory to try and reconstruct what they were doing in July. (One of my resolutions is to get caught up and stay that way!)

It was fun going back through the year, and all I could do is marvel at what God has been doing in all of our lives. It made me appreciate just how huge, yet how intimate our God is--not only does he weave together the minor intricacies of our lives, like providing daily bread, but He also has a picture of how it all fits together.

It made me think of one of my favorite Justin Roberts songs, Where were you? and the related passages in Job (Chapters 38-41):

Where were you when I laid the earth's foundations,
Where were you when I set the stars in place and they all sang together
and they all sang together up in space

Where were you when I filled the seas and oceans
Where were you when I locked them in the land
And the all sang together
And they all sang together on the sand

Where were you when I formed the ancient atoms (as a chemist, my fave line)
Where were you when I fashioned life a home
and it all sang together
And it all sang together on the foam

Where were you when I set the leopard running
Where were you when I taught the birds their songs
And they all sang together
And the yall sang together in that bright and brilliant dawn

Allelu, allelu, alleluia (x3)
Where were you

So God, today I'm in awe of you--that you know the intimate details of each and every hair on my head, yet see the larger picture of how it all works together. You brought me to the beginning of Job last March, and now you've brought me to the end of it (with some study in between). And all I can do in response is say how awesome you are, and join with the chorus of everything else you've made in singing your praise--Allelu, allelu, alleluia!


Anonymous said...

It's so beautiful-that song. It makes me feel weepy. God is so good.

Thanks for the visit. May you have a blessed New Year.

Marsha said...

What a beautiful song! I taught music for several years at a Christian school, but I can't say I've ever heard that song. I can only imagine what it sounds like!

Thank you for coming by and visiting my site. Yours intriqes me. I'm going to mark it and come back for more.

Have a blessed New Year!

Oh, and by the way, when you finish catching up with your children's journals, do you want to come to my house and get mine caught up? Let's see, one is 32 years behind, another 30, and another is 23. Oh, and then there are the 5 for each of the grand kids ;)

Marsha said...

Opps! I just saw I misspelled intrigued.

on the Rock said...

It always makes me smile too whenever I look back through recent years of photos:)

Happy New Year!

bp said...

Thanks for this reminder on God's care.

I need to catch up on the scrapbook too. I think I'm going to take a scrapbooking break after I get finished with this book and do some albums for a while.

southmsmomof4 said...

Where was I? Somewhere in His plans ;-) thanks be to God and so were you! Thanks so much for sharing. Be blessed in the New year.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful tribute to the King. Lord, I am in awe of you.

Oh, me too!! Thank you.

Praying 2008 is filled with God's presence. Love and hugs, Lynn

Unknown said...

I love that...never heard the song before...but have read those chapters in Job....I also read the entry above this one...the time for the removal of the spiritual training wheels has indeed ARRIVED!
Great POSTS!