Sunday, September 9, 2012

Tonight when we were tucking Lydia into bed, we said prayers together.  She prayed: Thank you God for taking such good care of us.  We love you.  Amen.
We can learn from her.  She has times of great confusion and frustration, far beyond anything we encounter, and yet she is grateful for God's good care of her.  Thank you, Jesus, that you are real to Lydia and that you so tenderly and lovingly care for her, and for all of us.

Lydia often claps and says "Yeah!"  Sometimes she is cheering herself on, sometimes others, and sometimes, God.  When she hears a bible verse or worship song she likes, she occasionally  throws her fist in the air and then claps her hands, as she smiles upward.  When I read this description of worship in Max Lucado's book on life, I thought of Lydia:  "To worship is to applaud the greatness of God."  Maybe Lydia's clapping is in applause of the One who is worthy.

Today James played guitar and sang with Lydia.  They sang Indescribable; a beautiful song that extols the limitless nature of our great God. It is powerfully written by Laura Story, and sung by Chris Tomlin.

Another wonderful description of Jesus and his indescribable nature was given by the great orator, S. M. Lockridge  many years ago: "That's My King".  This has been favourite listening for us over the years.  I can't listen without trembling.  I listened to it again tonight: "He supplies strength to the weak ... He strengthens and sustains, he guards and he guides... His mercy is everlasting, His grace is sufficient ...  Oh I wish I could describe Him to you..."

Worship lifts our eyes from our circumstances and fixes them on the One who is truly worthy of our praise.  We are thankful for the moments we took to worship today.