Bless the Lord O my soul, O my soul….

I almost always have the radio on and I come and go from the car no matter what song is on….unless Bless the Lord O my soul is on….that one I will always wait till it is over before I continue on with my plan of coming and going…

There is something about the song, the words, the music and the meaning that captivate me every time…

Some of it is that I learned it at the funeral of 11-year-old Gerrit. I remember reading the post from his sweet mother a few days before the funeral inviting us all to learn this song because she heard it and knew we all needed to sing it at the funeral….

I hear it and I think of the anguish that must fill a mother’s heart (and a family’s heart) still today after saying good-bye to their son and brother, and to choose to sing….”sing like never before, o my soul, worship His holy name….” This will always remind me of the courage of a family that is pressing on, trusting God’s goodness when they could choose so many other thoughts….

Perhaps it is a song that reminds me to focus my thoughts…

Perhaps it is a song that invites my heart to sing out loud and declare what I believe…

Perhaps it is a song that reminds me that God invites me to consider 10,000 reasons and not just the one or two I feel stuck on…

Perhaps it is a song that invites me to sing from the new day dawning till the evening comes…

And so I hope that each day you will also sing like never before and find hope, even in the darkest moments….

In honor of the sweet boy who now lives with Jesus, I will sing….

Bless the Lord O my soul, O my soul, worship His holy name

sing like never before, O my soul, I’ll worship your Holy name!

 

Author: trishborgdorff

I am on a life long journey to live with integrity, honesty, kindness and full of grace.

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