5.26.2011

Everything

Over a month ago, I heard a song that changed me. Words written by someone else that have stuck with me, shaped the way I think and the way I see life.




I have sung this song everyday since, in the shower, at the piano, in the car, while cooking. It has become a part of me, and I wanted to share it with you.

This season of my life is a bit chaotic - the pace feels a little too fast. My daughters are finishing up the school year which means recitals, award ceremonies, and open houses. And yet at the same time that we are wrapping up this year, we are beginning the next. Try-outs for fall activites, band sign-up, physicals and school forms for next year are due next week. Necessary endings run parallel with necessary beginnings, and sandwiched in between are our plans for summer, which of course we are trying to hammer out at this very moment. Our plans include a visit to Mexico, a trip to family camp, and did I mention we are getting a dog??

A couple of years ago, my friend was preparing to teach a school of religion class, and rather than teaching that God needs to be our highest priority, like something to be checked off of a list, she taught the kids that God needs to be our center. All of life - family, school, friendships, work, play - is lived with Him at the center. I loved this idea, and I think it's where Hughes' lyrics have taken me again: experiencing God's presence in every area, every moment of my life. And not just in my crazy schedule, but in my unsettling, chaotic places of grief, fear and anxiety, feelings of failure and inadequacy, sadness. In my joy, gratitude, moments of laughter and light-heartedness. In my work, in my rest, as I hope and as I wait. God at the center.




God as my ever-present Everything.






After you read the lyrics, check out the video~ http://youtu.be/hteS7tzk6bs

God in my living, there in my breathing
God in my waking, God in my sleeping
God in my resting, there in my working
God in my thinking, God in my speaking

Be my everything, be my everything.
Be my everything, be my everything.

God in my hoping, there in my dreaming
God in my watching, God in my waiting
God in my laughing, there in my weeping
God in my hurting, God in my healing

Be my everything, be my everything.
Be my everything, be my everything.


Christ in me, Christ in me
Christ in me, the hope of glory
You are everything.

Christ in me, Christ in me
Christ in me, the hope of glory
Be my everything



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