Friday, October 30, 2009

Multi-tasking Momma...and God

I have 2 boys - Timothy, who is 2 and Asher, who is 2 months. My boys (including my sweet husband, Todd) are my life. I get up every morning anticipating being mom and wife. I go to bed every night thinking about what we'll be doing the next day. I think about them constantly. I think that my multi-tasking has improved since becoming a mom. It amazes me that I can anticipate what could happen, and I'm usually right! I can think about something that is happening now and think about what will be happening in the future. For example: my husband leaves a glass of water on the coffee table and walks away. I tell him to pick it up because Timothy (and soon Asher) will get it. He says "Timothy is in the other room. He doesn't even know it's there!" (I bet you can see it coming a mile away...) As soon as he turns his back, here comes Timothy reaching for the glass and dumps it all over the floor. Chaos ensues as my darling husband jumps and yells about the water everywhere while I'm standing there trying not to say "I TOLD you so!!" Hee hee! Don't you love it when we're right? :)

Our Father has some pretty good multi-tasking skills, too. As He was creating the earth, He was thinking about how much we would enjoy it. As Adam and Eve were in the garden hiding in their sin, He was anticipating our trying to hide our sin from Him. As He sent his Son to the world, He was thinking about the day that I would come to know Him as my Heavenly Father. As He has already decided when and how Christ will return, He is preparing the world for that day. God is completely able to do all these things and yet He has love enough for me that He plans my steps and leads me where I should go. How amazing is that!? I find that I'm amazed to be able to keep up with my little family...and God takes care of the whole world!

I have sheet music for a song that I've played and sung several times. It's called "As if I Were the Only One to Love." It's a love song about how even though God created everything, He still notices us. Even though we are but just an "incidental speck, a grain of dust..." He loves us. What a precious reminder of how special God thinks we are. He made us just to make Himself happy! He delights in us! He wants the best for us! He has the best laid plans for us...if we'll just follow Him.

Dear Father, thank You for thinking I'm special. Thank You for leading me and showing me how much You love me. You are all I desire. Thank You for loving me "as if I were the only one to love." In Jesus' precious name, Amen.

Here is a link to the song "As if I Were the Only One to Love" on youtube.com. Check it out and listen to the words. Beautiful...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2hsQXhltxw

1 comment:

jgalea said...

Hi!

Four years after you posted this, I came across it while searching for the sheet music of this song. Is there any chance you could help me? I'm director of music at a Franciscan church in downtown Boston, and we would LOVE to sing this song in a concert this coming weekend.

Thanks and best,
Jennifer

www.stanthonyshrine.org