“What a surprise to open my eyes and glimpse my world covered in snow.”
Yes, I did just quote one of my own poems, but with a purpose, of course. Today was only slightly different; it went something like this: what a surprise to open my blinds and glimpse the snow tumbling down!
As I looked out at the snow that was coming down quickly, I had a Chris Rice song running through my head, yet I didn’t know this at the time. I couldn’t even recall the name of the song. All I had was the tune. In my mind, the first few words went like this: “Snow is falling.” I tried to Google search it, but every song that came up was not the song that I was looking for. I did, however, pray “Lord I’m not getting this. I need help finding this song!” I kept Google searching, but not a chance. I couldn’t find this song!
It then occurred to me that perhaps my husband might know. So I went to Andrew, and I hummed the tune for him. His reply to me was, “Yep, I know that song.” However, he too could only partially remember the words. He began running the tune through his head as well, and just as he started to voice, “Oh, I think…”, we were surprised by a knock on the door; It was one of our upstairs neighbors: Doug, along with his pretty mid-sized dog Charlie. They greeted us bearing gifts. I felt as if his gifts were much too generous, and so I voiced it, but his reply to me was, “No, no, I had to.”
Fortunately, God feels the same way about us also. He too couldn’t offer us any less than the precious gift that is Jesus, His own begotten Son. Jesus is also very generous with His gifts as He comes to knock upon our hearts. When we answer the door, we’re overjoyed and lavished with many much too generous gifts.
After hugs and well wishes, we were once again put to the task of seeking this song. Andrew finally came up with the words “Welcome to our World.” Sure enough, when I Google searched it, Chris Rice’s song was finally found.
As I read the lyrics aloud to Andrew, I struggled to speak each line due to the emotion that welled up inside of me. By the end, my tears were falling, just as the opening line of this song reads—not “Snow is falling,” as I’d recalled.
I glanced out the window at the snow that had accumulated so quickly, and I thought about the abundance of God’s provisions, as well as the many gifts He offers.
What a blessings it is to be a child of God. He nudges us to seek Him, to receive His help and guidance, much like I had to seek out this song. (Yeah, I saw what You did there, Lord!) He also doesn’t give up until we too have been found. When we do seek Him, we’re not disappointed and as we open the door and let Him in we’re even richly rewarded.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” –John 3:16
Keep following the bread crumbs…
We’re walking in a winter wonderland. (Doot doot doo) Look at Frosty go!———–> November Snow
Welcome to Our World
Tears are falling, hearts are breaking
How we need to hear from God
You’ve been promised, we’ve been waiting
Welcome Holy Child [Repeat: x1]
Hope that You don’t mind our manger
How I wish we could have known
But long-awaited Holy Stranger
Make Yourself at home
Please make Yourself at home
Bring Your peace into our violence
Bid our hungry souls be filled
Word now breaking Heaven’s silence
Welcome to our world [Repeat: x1]…