Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hillsong United

There are no words to adequately describe last night's worship experience.There are moments in which the veil between the natural and the supernatural becomes very thin, and for a brief window of time we are given a glimpse of a God beyond our comprehension. This was one of those moments.

I've been allowing Belle to come into the music portion of worship on Sundays because she LOVES it. This past Sunday, as I held her she sang every song. She didn't know all the words, but she mumbled right along with the melody. During the chorus of Wonderful Maker as we sang,

What a wonderful Maker
What a wonderful Savior
How majestic Your whispers
And how humble Your love
With a strength like no other
And the heart of a Father
How majestic Your whispers
What a wonderful God

She threw her hands up in the air and held them there as she sang. I couldn't even continue singing. I truly believe children resonate with praise for our Father in a way that transcends our understanding.

I love how the Message paraphrases David's words:
Psalm 8
1 God, brilliant Lord, yours is a household name.
2 Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you; toddlers shout the songs that drown out enemy talk, and silence atheist babble.
3-4 I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
your handmade sky-jewelry, moon and stars mounted in their settings.
Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do you bother with us?
Why take a second look our way?
5-8 Yet we've so narrowly missed being gods, bright with Eden's dawn light.
You put us in charge of your handcrafted world,
repeated to us your Genesis-charge,
Made us lords of sheep and cattle, even animals out in the wild,
Birds flying and fish swimming, whales singing in the ocean deeps.
9 God, brilliant Lord, your name echoes around the world.

Here's a short video of her worshiping last night. The whole place was resounding on the bridge, "Woah...woah..." and you can see her trying to sing along. Just precious to a mommy's heart.

Aron has barely had any time to tell me about all that he is learning, but from the few brief conversations we've had, I can tell you that God has been working in us both in similar ways. He is speaking love, rest, and peace over us. Calling us to recenter on His love, and that nothing else matters. It was been so restoring. More to come...

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