Kind Like You

Today I had the overwhelming joy of watching my children sit on stage at school and lead other children in worship. Specifically, in a worship song that we wrote together.

There are so many miracles in those two sentences:

1) They did it! You see, my kids (like their mama and daddy) are introverts. Introverts who much prefer staying in the wings than standing on the stage (although, the youngest one is getting much more comfortable with being on stage;) Introverts who fear rejection, failure, and attention more than the plague. And introverts who really like our comfort zone. And yet, today they trusted God more than their fear. Today, they stood fear in the face and shouted, “I belong to the LORD and He is with me so shoo!”

2) I wrote a song with my kids!!! Granted, it’s a kids song and only has three chords, but still! Song writing of any kind is not something I thought I could do. But a need arose for a song about kindness. One that my daughter who has only been taking guitar for a few months could play. And so I began asking the Lord for inspiration, for a song if He should choose to give one. And He did! He provided the lyrics (with help from my kiddos), He provided the tune (with help from their guitar teacher), and He provided voices to sing it.

3) My son faced his greatest fear! He almost didn’t participate (that is a blog for another day however!) But at the last minute he agreed. And my heart is so full.

4) We made it on time! SO MANY THINGS WENT WRONG THIS MORNING!!! But God provided and we made it to school on time.

There is no feeling like watching your children walk in the power of the Holy Spirit to do something for the Lord. I am so incredibly grateful to our Great God and His unending kindness to us. And so here is “Kind Like You.”

(song sheet is linked below)

 

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Lord You are kind, You are good, You are true.
Lord You are kind. Help us be kind like You.
Many are hurting; many are in pain.
Lord, in Your kindness let us speak Your Name.
Many have wandered; many will fall.
Yet in Your kindness You gently call.
You call us back to You.
You call us back to You.
Your kindness saves us; Your kindness leads the way.
Your kindness is with us, each and every day.
Lord You are kind, You are good, You are true.
Lord You are kind. Help us be kind like You.
Where we see difference in color and race,
You see reflected your beautiful face.
We need Your kindness in word and in hand;
Help us spread Your kindness across this great land.
And lead us back to You.
Lord, lead us back to You.
Your kindness saves us; Your kindness leads the way.
Your kindness is with us, each and every day.
Lord You are kind, You are good, You are true.
Lord You are kind. Help us be kind like You.

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