Love You More

January 11, 2013 0 Comments

I pray in the car a lot these days.

It’s not that I’m a terrible driver or anything like that. Simply put, the quiet moments in the car where the children are guaranteed not to be clamoring at my side lend themselves nicely to quiet discourse and meditation. On the good days, anyway.

Today was a good day.
It didn’t start as such, however.

While the last few weeks have been beautiful, full of sacred moments that I haven’t felt I could share on a public blog, this past week has been a challenge. As I loaded my little ones into the car and hit the road I was feeling decidedly down.

And so I prayed.

Dear Heavenly Father, please let me know of Thy love on this day. I know that Thou art near, but right now I am feeling so very discouraged, disappointed, and alone. At this moment, all I need is just to know that You love me. Please shine a little of Thy light and mercy into my day, I humbly pray…

Then I decided to listen to the radio.

And I kid you not, this was the first song that came on.

“More,” by Matthew West.

I’ve always loved this song, and today it was a direct hit to my heart.

Just a face in the city
Just a tear on a crowded street
But you are one in a million
And you belong to Me

And I want you to know
That I’m not letting go
Even when you come undone

I love you more than the sun
And the stars that I taught how to shine
You are mine, and you shine for me too
I love you yesterday and today  

Through the joy and the pain
I’ll say it again and again
I love you more

And I see you
And I made you
And I love you more than you can imagine
More than you can fathom
I love you more than the sun
And you shine for me 

I am thankful for a God that answers prayers at times in the most immediate and unexpected ways. And that He helped us arrive at our destination safely as I bawled my eyes out on the interstate. It may have been a small thing, but for me today it was huge. Even when we feel so small and utterly insignificant, God gently corrects us and reminds us who we really are.


January 11, 2013



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