Mama’s sing and rock and soothe the infant. Mama’s sing and dance with the child. Mama’s never stop singing because they get their songs from God, and they so badly need the comfort that only comes from Him, that tells them that He loves them and will help them carry on. Mama’s sing because they know, they are His child also, and that they are His child forever, even when they grow old.
So they sing to teach the child in the way that they should go, but they sing to keep their own feet on the straight and narrow. So what exactly is the mama’s song. What are the words to the tune?
Can you hear the mama’s song? Even perhaps that she has gone? Can you hear her heart that chose to sing, no matter what, through everything?
She sang something like this, if your memory escapes you, sometimes in a short rhyme, sometimes in a jumpy tune, and there were times when the ballad was all that rang through.
“We are His children, young and even very old, we are all His children when we choose to trust the Lord. Jesus, Jesus, that is His name, and since I’ve received Him, I will never be the same!”
“Dear child of mine, don’t you see the grace that is in His eyes? Can you feel how He lifts you, even on ‘eagle’s wings’ as time goes by? He saves us from our enemies. But don’t be looking too far , because the enemy ‘lurks inside’. Oh my dear child, please know this always, the ‘self’ , so badly wants to sit on the throne, but he needs to ‘die’ that you might live and bloom.” Why do you think we spent so much time, season after season, digging the rocky, parched soil, to plant those little seeds of promise? Yes, it was a visual, of the death our ‘self’ needs to make. But the flowers; oh the beauty, the reward! Your eyes can see it!”
“We are His children, young and even very old, we are all His children when we choose to trust the Lord. Jesus, Jesus, that is His name, and since I’ve received Him, I will always speak His name.”
“Dear child of mine, I want you to know, there is nothing to fear, once the choice has been made to ‘die’ to your ‘self’ and let God take the lead. When you are His, He breathes on you some shade, even when standing in the scorching, hot sun. Yes, He leads His children beside still waters and He restores our weary souls. Yes, child, it’s true, it’s done!
And don’t ever forget, dear child of mine, that God sings over you as you go through your day. And please always remember He inhabits your praise; so don’t stope singing-especially when you’re afraid. Remember especially to sing His song – when you doubt or are in pain and you feel life is ‘all draught’.
Children, it happens, I can speak for myself, that their are days, and weeks and months and even years that the song becomes lost. Do whatever you can to find it. We forget to ‘train our hands for war'(Ps. 18), we don’t have time to strum the strings or turn on His song. Us ‘older kids’ have to fight to keep the song, we must ‘gird up the loins of our minds’ and think of that song. As in times of battle, the song kept the soldiers strong. So if there is a blank in your head and a tune isn’t coming, perhaps you can remember the song mama was always singin’:
“We are His children, young and even very old, we are all His children when we choose to trust the Lord. Jesus, Jesus, that is His name, and since I’ve received Him, I have peace through the rain.”
Here comes the ballad, the slow but powerful words, but don’t ever forget them, keep them always near: “The enemy of doubt and fear and great temptation to sin, sometimes surround us like a flood- but God is greater still. He promises to give us a way of escape- we must look for it and RUN – we much choose to obey! But we slip and we fall and go the wrong way…but He lovingly washes us by His powerful word. Nobody is perfect, no, not a one, so don’t get discouraged, just run to the Son. To think that He knows everything, everyday, yet He willingly laid down His life for us on that most dreadful day.
Could it really be true? It’s beyond our comprehension, that the blood of my Jesus, fully covers me; that the Father in heaven sees us as ‘perfect’ and even has ‘righteous’ by our name! Oh yes, don’t be deceived, He sees all that we do. He sees that we mess up and miss the mark each and every day. But Jesus, let me remind you that He is patient and kind, He stands next to the Father’s right side and says, “Father, this child’s debt has been completely paid. This child is Mine! This child is Mine!”
Now, it’s time to jump and dance and sing with a shout! His name is greatest of all, there is no doubt! “Kids, you can trust Him, He won’t let you down! If you’ve mess up and blown it – run to His name. You remember I taught you it’s a tower that’s strong. You run to Him, it will never go wrong. You see God has a way to make ‘all things work for good’, don’t ask me how, just know it, He’s all good!”
That is why, no matter WHAT happens, you can trust Him and sing. Sing when you’re sad, sing when your weak, sing when there is nothing on the shelves to eat. Sing when you doubt, sing when in pain, He will bring rain in your brokenness and drought. You don’t believe me? You think I’m insane? All I can say, is He’s rained on my drought.What if it’s worse and there is a flood of despair? Mama will tell you, He brought me out and said, ‘dear child, I love you. I will help you dance in the rain. I offer My Spirit to protect and provide and cover you completely so you can be by My side.”
So mama always has a song to sing, can you hear it still? She sings: “We are His children, young and even very old, we are His children when we choose to trust the Lord. Jesus, Jesus, that is His name, I’ll love you forever, forever …and a day!”