Stop the presses!! Have I got a news breaking headline!! And this isn’t even part of today’s post!!
A few weeks ago I told you Katie had tried out for the Youth Band at church and had made it. She wasn’t supposed to start singing for another month or so, but she just got a call from the Student Worship Leader, Alex, who asked if she could sing tonight. TONIGHT PEOPLE!! She hasn’t practiced – heck, we just went online to see what songs they’re singing tonight – but she’s up for the challenge. Taylor is practicing with her in the basement while this goes to press.
So guess what I’m doing tonight? Instead of just hanging out with Todd while the kids are at Youth Group, I’m video taping her debut. If I get her permission and I figure out what I’m doing (I’ll be checking with Sing 4 Joy) I’ll put it on YouTube or GodTube and post it later in the week. I know she’s more than capable, but since this is her first time and it was a last minute thing it may not be up to her standards. I’ll let her make the call.
Today the worship team sang this song during communion. This song holds such a special place in my heart because when Katie was about 9 or 10 we were chatting in the car and I told her I loved her. Instead of the usual, “I love you, too”, or even more common, “I know,” she started singing the chorus of More by Matthew West to me.
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 and tomorrow. I’ll say it again and again. I love you more.
Can a mother’s heart get any fuller without completely exploding? Comparing a mother’s love for her child to God’s love for us is a common theme among parents. But what about a child’s love for a parent? I remember thinking I loved my mom and dad more than they loved me when I was young. It’s as deep and intense as it gets when you’re a kid.
So if my child loves me that much (we always have these arguments over who loves the other more) how much more does God love me? I don’t believe we have an adequate scale to comprehend it. I just know it’s MORE.