Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I forgot how much I love love LOVE Nichole Nordeman. Her music is so poetic and peaceful.

This song is moving my SOUL today.

Every evening sky, an invitation
To trace the patterned stars
And early in July, a celebration
For freedom that is ours
And I notice You
In children’s games
In those who watch them from the shade
Every drop of sun is full of fun and wonder
You are summer

And even when the trees have just surrendered
To the harvest time
Forfeiting their leaves in late September
And sending us inside
Still I notice You when change begins
And I am braced for colder winds
I will offer thanks for what has been and was to come
You are autumn

And everything in time and under heaven
Finally falls asleep
Wrapped in blankets white, all creation
Shivers underneath
And still I notice you
When branches crack
And in my breath on frosted glass
Even now in death, You open doors for life to enter
You are winter

And everything that’s new has bravely surfaced
Teaching us to breathe
What was frozen through is newly purposed
Turning all things green
So it is with You
And how You make me new
With every season’s change
And so it will be
As You are re-creating me
Summer, autumn, winter, spring

The lyrics are so pretty...and are making me think about God's ability to recreate and rejuvenate and re-purpose us over and over and over again. It completely doesn't matter how much we screw it up. God is like the most amazing loving repair shop ever who can mend the most broken of hearts. This song reminds me of what we teach the kids about "God sightings." It doesn't mean you're adding anything, it means you are looking at the world with a "God-lens." Seasons to some people can just be stuff changing and weather changes. But with a "God-lens" it suddenly becomes this beautiful transformation that reminds us of how God constantly changes our hearts and helps us grow.

I love learning how to love bigger.


Sarah said...

Oh! I just adore that song! No matter what time of my life I am in, whenever I hear it I take something from it. She's wonderful. :)

Miss you lady!