Wednesday, April 18, 2007

"Spirit and Mind" -> Send A Child

The Christian faith has always had a tremendous tenderness toward children. When you contrast this to other belief systems, this is one of the overwhelming marks that Christianity has left on our society.

Matthew 19:14

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."


This verse is found in all three synoptic gospels. It was a command that all of the gospel writers felt that they must proclaim.

The stories in the Bible about children are captivating. We have the story of Hannah, who prayed very, very hard for a child, and the Lord listened. We have the story of Sarah, who gave a child long after the time for bearing children was done.

These stories thrill us and excite us. What a gift a child is to us.

Children are the Christian's birthright.

Because of this, we are always sad when a couple that want a child cannot have a child. Such an instance happened to to some of my friends. I was reflecting on this, and it drove the following lyrics.

Send A Child

Little hands,
Little feet,
Broken Glass
Sounds so Sweet

Sunday school,
Babies cries,
Just one Child,
Before we die

Send a child unto us,
Lord now,
Send a sign unto us,
Oh Lord,
Miracles can occur,
When we ask
When we ask

Make this house
An awesome home, with
Messy hair from
Our broken combs

All picked out
The crib is there
Crisp white sheets,
And a, Teddy Bear

Send a child unto us,
Lord now,
Send a sign unto us,
At Calvary,
Miracles can occur,
When we ask
When we ask

Sarah’s womb,
Was open wide.
Proving God,
Will Always Provide.

Mary’s child,
Will come to earth,
Joseph’s pride,
In this good child’s birth


Send a child unto us,
Lord now,
Send a sign unto us,
At Calvary,
Miracles can occur,
When we ask
When we ask

Song can be found here.

1 comment:

tmm said...

Good song Uncle Ted