Sunday, January 9, 2011

Shower Power

7 year old resists getting into the shower each night -
so enthralled by everything that is going on,
so determined to not miss a thing,
she delays until we insist,
then with reluctant drama
strips down fast and hops in.
She is instantly herself,
unencumbered in that space on her own.
she is singing in the shower at the top of her lungs.
Lyrics spill out from her in free form
and drift out to our ears.
She is in full throttle praise
of the God who made
Each night we listen,
we laugh and linger
within ear shot,
touched by her unbridled spirit.

Tonight I jotted down the words as fast as I could
I don’t want to forget their wonder.
This is what she sings...

“I love you Jesus
you are my God
you are the best
you are my everything
because you made everything
and it is beautiful
and you made me
and I am beautiful
You made the dogs and the clouds and kings
and you can move the mountains.
My God is mighty to save,
He is mighty to save.
be my friend
and I am yours,
dance with me
and be with me
cause I was chosen
to shine the light
to show the way
to our lord Jesus Christ.
you are my friend
because you are so loving
and always you are my friend because
you are love and kind too.
I love you.
I love you.
I love you and my family
mommy, papa and me.
I love christmas and easter too
thank you.
alle alle alleluia
alle alle alleluia
I feel so wonderful
and you are wonderful
yeah, yeah, yeah”

and in our hearts a hushed refrain
yeah, yeah, yeah.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And so is this, Priceless, Precious.