Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Unwrapping Blog in a Book

"The Father wants to draw us into the story of his Son. He doesn't have a better story to tell, so he keeps retelling it in our lives." - Paul E. Miller, "A Praying Life."

Not too long ago, I saw Phil Wickham live at a worship concert. It was great! And it made me consider all the times his music had spoken to me. Words resonate with me, words in music especially, and even moreso when it's a song about the Lord.

Today, I'm linking up with Emily Freeman (on a Wednesday) to celebrate Tuesdays Unwrapped. Seeing on purpose the small or big gifts everywhere.

I thought it was kind of neat that after the concert, I stumbled upon the beginnings of this blog when it was just a seed in written form which I had titled: Blog in a Book. Some time back, my friend Mandy gave me a journal/book to write in and I was determine to set the stage for what might me a new writing adventure. I had started the journal writing about music, specifically one of Phil's songs, True Love. Looking back, the words behind this song moved me forward and set me scribbling and onto a new writing venture. I thought I'd unwrap it for you today.

What could be more faithful than the morning? In Phil Wickham's song, "True Love," he speaks of a love more faithful than the morning. The morning is pretty consistent; God gives us grace to see light and dark each day, and his mercies are new each morning.

It is a loving God who is more faithful than even seeing the morning.

"come close and listen to the story..."

I think sometimes we skirt around the heart of story of Jesus. That the Father gave up his Son for us so we could be fully united with Him, freeing us from all the walls that separated us from Him.
Romans talks about this as well.
It's hard for our minds here and now to comprehend sometimes, but there's something in what God says that speaks, yes my child, as much as you think you know about the world and how it works and what you can see, there's no where you can go that you will depart from me. I am with you always. Nothing can separate you from me.


  1. This is so beautiful!! I love your heart. Found your blog through the Chatting at the Sky linkup and love the encouragement here.
    Now following via GFC & excited to read more.


    1. Thanks, Erin! I appreciate you following my blog, and I look forward to spending time at your blog, too!

  2. Wow. What a powerful last two paragraphs on this post. Yes, His story is powerful, amazing, and grace-filled. Thanks for the reminder.