Thursday, January 24, 2013

You Sing Over Me

This morning, my son Micah woke up early and curled into my arms as I was getting ready to leave for the day.  His little race car pajamas were still warm from the covers and he was sparkling with delight at being the only one downstairs with me.  I wrapped his little self in my arms and sang him a song.  It went something like this:

You are my Micah.
And I love you.
You are strong, you are wild, you can dance like a star.
You’re my beloved child, and so wonderful you are.
You are my Micah.
And I love you.
I see God’s love in you, you are kind, strong and true.
You are sweet, thoughtful too, and I love the things you do.
You are my Micah.
And I love you.
You can put on your shoes, you can buckle in the car.
You run fast, jump high, I love everything you are.
You are my Micah.
And I love you.

It went on like this for awhile… a random listing of all the things I love about him, all the things he can do, the ways I see God at work in him.  It was pretty tuneless and most often didn’t rhyme or have a good cadence. But it always came back to “My Micah, and I love you.”

My Micah, he absorbed this song like a flower opening to the spring sun… brightness and joy just shone out. Snuggled though he was, I felt him GROW as I held him.  He was being fed by love.  He basked in it.

Have you heard the song that is sung over you?  A song written in words and deeds by one whose love is never changing, never failing, perfect, and abundant.  A song that never ends.

It sounds something like this:

I made you in a secret place; I made you very, very good.
I chose you before I created the world to be mine.
You are my beloved child. 
I watch you at all times; I see you in the dark and in the light; 
you cannot go so far that I cannot see you. 
My angels guard your steps.
I love you so much that I showed the greatest love: laying down my life for you.
I want you to be with me forever.
Nothing, not height or depth or anything in creation can separate you from my love.
See what great love I have for you: I call you my child!
I have great plans for you!  
I am preparing a perfect home for you where we can be together forever. 
I am the Mighty Warrior, with you.  I delight in you. 
 I rejoice over you with singing.

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