Monday, August 5, 2013

Closer to You



Some old songs were going through my head tonight and I remembered this one and started humming it. I first heard of Mark Schultz when we were coming home from a vacation in the Smoky Mountains in 1999 and I heard "He's My Son."  I cried so much I almost got sick. Little did I know that I would be facing the same thing just a decade and a half later.  

This one above, "Closer to You,"  brought the tears again tonight. I know it is to be about Jesus, but right now it is about Amy. I can't wait to see her again.

Jesus is giving me the strength to smile and to laugh (no dancing with my bum knee), but He is giving me the power to continue without my precious little Amy. Yet every breath within me is longing to see her again and I know if I continue to follow the Lord it won't be long until she is running down the path to see me with Jesus right beside her.

Closer to me I'm tired and I'm weak
And every breath within me is longing just to be
Closer to You
So I face the road ahead
Cause I know there's no comparing
To what's waiting at the end

So let the rain start falling where it will
And I will run through this valley
Just to climb to that hill
And if they ask why I'm smiling
After all I've been through
It's cause I'm just a day closer to You

Closer to me I hear You whisper on the wind
You say although my life is ending
A new one will begin
Closer to You
And I know I'm not alone
Cause I can hear You in the distance
Saying, you are nearly home

So let the rain start falling where it will
And I will run through this valley
Just to climb to that hill
And if they ask why I'm dancing
Though my days may be few
It's cause I'm just a day closer to You

Closer to me You're in the laughter and the tears
Of the ones I leave behind me
Who have prayed me through the years
Closer to You
And I know it won't be long
Till You're running down the pathway
Just to take me in Your arms

So let the rain start falling where it will
And I will run through this valley
Just to climb to that hill
And if they ask why I'm singing
Though my life's almost through
It's cause I'm just a day closer
I'm just a day closer
I'm just a day closer to You

This is the first song of his I heard all those years ago. 


2 comments:

  1. I love this song. I think about you guys, often. I pray that God will continue to comfort you and heal your broken hearts. He will lift your spirits and fill you with His hope and joy. You are such a wonderful famiy! Amy was so blessed to have you...as you were so blessed to have her! I love you guys!
    Helen Peters ;)

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    1. Thanks so much Helen. Love you guys, too!

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