Listen to this story of God’s grace through the lyrics to Laura Story’s song “Grace”.
This is the chorus to Laura’s songs: “I ask you: ‘How many times will you pick me up, When I keep on letting you down? And each time I will fall short of your glory, How far will forgiveness abound?” And you answer: ‘My child, I love you. And as long as you’re seeking My face, You’ll walk in the power of my daily sufficient grace.”
“What if healing comes through tears…” Driving home from a meeting at church tonight, I heard these words as the music blared from my speakers. I’ve heard these words many times. These words are from Christian artist Laura Story’s song “Blessings.” But for some reason, these words caught me more than ever tonight.
Maybe they caught me more than ever because I am in the midst of a transition; only 12 days left at my current call. Time has gone so fast. And the goodbyes are so very difficult to say. Tonight I was at church for my last Education committee meeting. They brought goodies to the meeting because it was my last meeting. I was touched by their simple gesture! And realized that this was yet another goodbye.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am Miss Emotional. I mean come on, I’ve been known to cry at Hallmark commercials. But tonight as I was listening to these words from Laura Story’s song, I found myself realizing that perhaps tears are one of my gifts…that tears are a way for me to express my emotions and to heal. Perhaps the tears I have been shedding these last several weeks and that will be shed over the next 12 days are a way for me to say goodbye; to prepare for this new adventure but also these tears are God’s way of helping me heal.
And perhaps tears aren’t such a bad thing after all…