Apr 28, 2009

Oh, Yes He Is.

No one has ever written me a song.
No one has ever written a song about me.
No one has ever written a song while thinking of me.
No one has ever even written a song while talking to me on the phone.

I know this because I have asked countless dozens to write me a song. I've asked friends of mine to write a song commemorating the times I was "there for them" and sing it at a party held in my honor. And I once asked the AG to write me a love song to the theme of "My Girl Likes To Party All the Time" called "My Girl Acts Snotty All the Time."

But nope.

I got nothing.

Until now.

A few months back Ronnie came in to my house and handed me a CD. "Here Mish, this is for you. I want you to listen to it."

"Why?"

"Because it's a song Mandisa and I just finished writing and I wrote it with you in mind. I told her all about Elisha and your story, we started writing and now I think you'll hear your story woven throughout. Here. It's from me to you."

Meridith was sitting there listening and she wanted me to run over and put it in the CD player. But I couldn't. I couldn't listen to the song. Not that night. Not that week. Not even that month. In fact, almost 8 weeks went by before I actually stuck the CD in the CD player. My head wanted to listen but my heart wasn't there yet.

And sometimes you have to wait on your heart.

Not many people know my story, not all of it at least, but Ronnie does. He knows every last, ugly, sordid detail because he's been the AG's best friend for some time now. So when he writes words like "and you can't even get out of bed, He is with you" he knows that truer words have ne'er been spoken...or written...or sung...or whatever, about me. I suppose if there's anyone I trust to write my heart - it's him. (Or David Foster, but he won't return my calls.)

I've listened to the song now. In fact, I've listened to it almost 100 times. I love it. But I'm really glad I waited on my heart; it knew best.

Here is the song someone finally wrote for me. And the Attorney General. And of course, sweet Elisha.


http://mandisa.sparrowrecords.com/multimedia/?id=1048822

18 comments:

Teri from Indiana said...

Thank you for this........I needed so badly to be reminded this morning. I'm in a deep valley right now and my faith needs a jump start. This helped.

Teresa said...

Well, I think I'm done for the day.

Thank you for sharing that. What a powerful song and a wonderful reminder of something I already knew but needed to know again.

I'll know head over to iTunes, thank you very much. : )

Faith(ful) Reader said...

This came at just the right time, proving that indeed "He is with you (me)." Many thanks!

Shelley said...

I needed to hear that today. Thanks.

Sissy said...

Melissa, that song is beautiful and powerful. Thank you for such a sweet reminder that He is there even in the tough times. I listened to "Praise You in this Storm" all the time when dealing with my own foxholes. It became my anthem, but this video really touched me. Thanks for sharing.

mommaof4wife2r said...

you rock my face off right now!!!

i love the song...and man do i love how those words are true and powerful...and let me tell you, there are days when i stand solely on the fact that god never changes, he never leaves me alone and he never fails and he never has an "oops" bc everything god does has a purpose.

love love love love it! prayers for you my dear.

Pam said...

mommaof4wife2r twittered about this post this morning, i came over to see what it was... tears... you must be walking out some hard things like i am... thanks for sharing this... i'd like to put it on my blog too.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Melissa I've spent hours over the last day or two agonizing over the fact that my husband is in Mexico on a mission trip - swine flu scares me because of his compromised immune system after chemo. His words to me as he left were, "this is God's work and whatever happens is God's will." This song was a perfect reminder that no matter what He is with us. I'm asking for this cd for Mother's Day! blessings, marlene

Candice said...

That could not have come at a better time... Thank you for sharing.

neeki said...

Oh my. Wow. Truer words have never been spoken. Thank you for sharing this, Melissa. And thanks to Ronnie and Mandisa too.

Desha said...

That was beautiful, Melissa. I needed that encouragement today.

♥Aubrey said...

Thank you for sharing...that was very uplifting.

Melissa said...

Just when I think it isn't possible to become more fond of you, you go and pull this out of your beautiful designer bag of what what.....I. Love. Mandisa. And you, too. This song is incredible! The wording is perfect. I keep going back to Isaiah 55:8-9.....His ways are higher than our ways. It teaches me to trust Him. Thank the Lord His ways are not my ways.

Perksofbeingme said...

I know I disappeared for a while, but i've been reading. I'm back and I really needed this. you have no idea...

IamSAND said...

AWESOME..His hands were guiding your thoughts and fingers when you wrote this post. I am glad that you finally have your personal song..and I'm even happier that you chose to share it with us...and that a singer as gifted as Mandisa is sharing this song with everyone. Love this! Needed this....

Pamela Johnson said...

love it. cried buckets of tears!

Meredith said...

WOW! That was worth the wait! Beautiful!

Janis said...

What a beautiful song! As a fairly new reader I have been putting together the pieces of Elisha's story, but you do make it difficult. Maybe that is intentional to protect your privacy but if not, could you make a new post with the links to those old posts? I feel like I am reading the end of the book without reading the beginning of a story I know I need to read! Thanks for sharing!