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Songs at Night 2

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Songs at Night 2

I mentioned in my previous post that I used to sing to my daughter at night.  Well, I’ve changed songs a couple times.  Only a couple of times.  For awhile, I sang an old spiritual called “Give Me Jesus.”  In the midst of a pretty crazy time in our lives recently with much upheaval for our whole family, I was singing the song to her as she lay in bed:

            In the morning when I rise

            In the morning when I rise

            In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus.

            Give me Jesus, give me Jesus.

            You can have all this world, but give me Jesus.

Suddenly, she interrupted me…

“Daddy, is that song true.”

“What do you mean?”

“I mean, is it true, you know, about the world and about Jesus.”

“Yes, it is.”

Isn’t it amazing, that in the midst of the chaos of life, the wisdom of a child can cut through the confusion and bring clarity?


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