Sunday, February 22, 2009

Welcome, Welcome Sabbath Morning.

This is not how I felt this morning. For some reason, even after my exhausting week - I was unable to sleep last night. I had all sorts of thoughts and ideas running around in my head about Ribbon Blossoms, and what to do to help it grow and be successful, and my body was beat but my mind was wired. So - unable to sleep, I ended up watching TV and getting caught up on all my wonderful bloggy friends posts that I had been neglecting the past few days - until 2 am!

So when morning rolled around - I did not welcome it! I tried to justify sleeping longer and then I would hurry really fast to make it to church on time. That was until Cowgirl came in and said "Mom! Remember I have to be to church early for choir practice!" Crap. Daddy was already at the church for meetings so he couldn't take her - which meant I needed to have everyone ready early so we could all go over and take her to choir practice.

Up I jumped and whirled around and we all got ready and out to the car. As we pulled into the church I realized I wasn't sure if I had unplugged the curling irons. So we dropped Cowgirl off at the door and away way we went - back home so my son (Bookworm) could run in and check the curling irons. Of course they were already unplugged.

Back to the church we went. Well, as you have probably surmised by now - at this point I am not feeling the spirit. I'm not grumpy or anything - just out of breath, so to speak.

We walk into the chapel, which is empty except for the choir - up on the stand practicing. We wave at Daddy (he sings in the choir also) and Cowgirl, and take a seat. Can I just say, that despite the nuisance of getting everyone ready 45 minutes early - this time in the chapel, with just our little family in the benches - having the choir all to ourselves, like our own little private concert, was one of the best Sunday mornings I can ever remember.

I know without the music, you can't get the full effect. But I wanted to share the words to the number they were rehearsing and later sang for Sacrament Meeting. If you know the song you know how beautiful it is. It is called In This Very Room. Here are the words:

In this very room there's quite enough love for one like me, And in this very room there's quite enough joy for one like me, And there's quite enough hope and quite enough power to chase away any gloom, For Jesus, Lord Jesus ... is in this very room.
And in this very room there's quite enough love for all of us, And in this very room there's quite enough joy for all of us, And there's quite enough hope and quite enough power to chase away any gloom, For Jesus, Lord Jesus ... is in this very room.
In this very room there's quite enough love for all the world, And in this very room there's quite enough joy for all the world, And there's quite enough hope and quite enough power to chase away any gloom, For Jesus, Lord Jesus ... is in this very room.


I love that song. And the choir did a beautiful job, and the spirit filled the chapel and my heart. And that's what I hope to leave with everyone today. I know that our Savior truly is the source of all the love, joy, hope and power that can overcome and pull us through any trial that we are called to endure. All we need to do is invite Him in and lean on Him and trust in Him. I am so grateful for this knowledge and the comfort it brings to my soul. I love Sundays, and no matter how chaotic my morning is, I always leave church feeling uplifted, and renewed for the week ahead.

I hope you all had a beautiful Sunday and have a wonderful week this week.

5 comments:

Xazmin said...

This comment is from the mean husband that doesn't know how th post comments so here is one from "Xazmin" but actually from your mean husband. Thanks for all your support especially on Sundays when I am never around or on any other day for that matter. I love you and thanks for all you do for me and the kids. Love ya "Meaner" Love Hubby

Melissa said...

Dropping by from SITS to show some bloggy love...

Great post. Hope you have a wonderful Monday.

Megan said...

A bit late, but congrats on being Saucy this week! =D Hope it's been fun for you!

That Girl said...

aww your husband posted!
I hate the curling iron thing. I always worry about that and yeah its always unplugged.

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