My daughter has been learning how to play the ukulele at school.
They’ve been working on the song “Lean on Me.”
She and I have been singing that song together for a while now. We even looked up the lyrics to be sure we were getting the words right.
I don’t know about you, but I tend to mishear the words in a song. For example, when I was a kid I remember listening to this old Kenny Rogers tune.
My wife and I experience a much different pace in our lives than we did before we had kids.
Now, there are practices and games, recitals and meetings, doctor visits and haircut appointments. The list goes on an on.
There’s an old hymn I really like titled “Come thou fount.” Maybe you know it.
It’s a beautiful song, and there’s a pretty well-known line I really connect with.
“Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love.”
You see, I have wandered from the God I love many times in my life. Daily in fact, either in thought or in action.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds…
I wouldn’t say that verse in James is one of my favorites.
I mean, when I need some joy in my life, I don’t usually throw up prayers asking for trials. Do you?
Recently though, I got a great reminder on the impact trials can have in our lives.
Do you ever feel disconnected from your family?
I mean, at the end of the day, do you ever sit down, wonder where the day went, and think “Did I even speak to anyone in my house today?”
Some days are a complete blur. Some days fly by and I feel completely out of touch.