Sunday, January 23, 2011

You Will Never Walk Alone

In my last post, I mentioned that we had Brooklyn baptized last month. Honestly, I feel like I dedicated her to God long before she was born, but this day was still very special for many reasons. For one, we had her baptized with her cousin Nolan, who is only a few weeks younger than her. Watching my husband and his brother stand side by side, their heads bowed in prayer and their arms tenderly holding their babes -- an image I'll never forget.

It was also special to have our church promise to help raise our daughter to know the Lord, to support her -- a church that has been praying for her before they even saw her face. This group of Christians LOVE our little Brooklyn so much -- some of them "claiming her as their own" because they have prayed so much for her.

We are so blessed to have such an awesome support system around us, and I couldn't be more thankful that my daughter will grow up with such faithful people loving and caring for her.

At the baptism, a family friend and her daughter sang the most amazing Point of Grace song in honor of Brooklyn and Nolan's day, and I wanted to share the lyrics with you. As you will see, the words are meaningful on so many levels -- for us as parents, for our little lambs.

I know I've spent a lot of time praying that my Brooklyn will learn to walk on her own two feet, but I am also so very grateful that God promises our children will never walk alone. Rest in that blessing, my friends!

~Lisa (@ Heaven Sent)



Along life's road
There will be sunshine and rain
Roses and thorns, laughter and pain
And 'cross the miles
You will face mountains so steep
Deserts so long and valleys so deep
Sometimes the Journey's gentle
Sometimes the cold winds blow
But I want you to remember
I want you to know

You will never walk alone
As long as you have faith
Jesus will be right beside you all the way
And you may feel you're far from home
But home is where He is
And He'll be there down every road
You will never walk alone

never, no never

The path will wind
And you will find wonders and fears
Labors of love and a few falling tears
Across the years
There will be some twists and turns
Mistakes to make and lessons to learn
Sometimes the journey's gentle
Sometimes the cold winds blow
But I want you to remember wherever you may go

Jesus knows your joy, Jesus knows your need
He will go the distance with you faithfully

(Words and Music by Lowell Alexander)


Joanna said...

A beautiful post, picture and song. Thank you for sharing. :)

JourneyWithTheCrosiers said...

Beautiful post indeed! I honestly don't know what we would've done without the prayer support of our church family from the time of Beckett's diagnosis through today. They shared our stories with others so they could pray. How amazing! Brooklyn is a gorgeous, lucky little girl. Thank you for sharing those lyrics as well. Lovely song.