Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Today is the Prayer Meeting over at Not A Significant Source. I'm headed over there to pray for the needs of others and would love it if you would join me there. My prayer requests? My sister is having some surgery on Friday and I covet your prayers for her swift recovery. Also, if you read here often, you know that my husband was rear-ended last week. Well, he walked away from that with minor damage to the car, but not-so-minor back pain. Odd, how just a little fender bender isn't so easy to recover from. He is headed to physical therapy today for the first time. Please pray that he is healed soon and that the insurance is resolved easily.

Yesterday I got a video in an email from an acquaintance. I often will just delete these forwards and go on with my life. But, I did watch this video yesterday, and I'm glad I did. In life, we all have our own tragedies. Things that mold our lives and make us who we are, for better or worse. Sometimes it seems that we are hit over and over with nothing but tragedy and we tire of getting back up, dusting off and setting out again. I know I have personally had some times in my life when I didn't even want to get back up. But, I did. And my hope is that I gained some perspective for surviving those moments. Actually, I know I gained from those times. Gained much.

Take a look at this video. Be sure to read the words while listening to the song. I deleted my music player so nothing would interrupt you while you soak this in. Yesterday, I gained a different perspective while watching this. It reminded me that even when it seems that all is lost, there is still Hope. I can not imagine the life of this family, but to go on and write this Hymn and then dedicate their lives to missions bringing others to Christ. Wow! I pray I always have that kind of Faith and Hope. In the Midst of tragedy or not!


The Source said...

That is one of my favorite traditional hymns. It was part of my grandmother's funeral service as one of her favorites, too. What a beautiful song from such terrible tragedy.

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing Chelsea.
While I knew the story behind the song, I have never known the rest of the story.

To live is Christ!

Christine said...

Love this song!