Monday, September 7, 2009

God's Plan....Matters!

Many, many years Heavenly Father gave me a priceless gift at at Creative Memories Convention...a friend I still cherish today. We have only seen each other a handful of times and years have gone by without contact, but that affect our friendship. She sent me a video of her daughter (how she can be a senior in college is beyond me...) singing a song she wrote. It spoke to my heart....I hope you can "hear" it too.

I'll paste the words below, but you can also find them by going to YouTube and clicking more info. Also, I know Bonnie would love to hear your thoughts on her song so pop on over to YouTube for that too :D

Bonnie Leigh Abt performs a song that she wrote in July 2009

Plane arrives in a foreign land
he shields his eyes from the swirling sand
what a strange and beautiful grand plan.
Twenty years had come to pass when
he heard the calling on his life
he waved goodbye to his mom and dad
as he boarded that plane, trying to explain

I know it isn't what you saw when you
told me that I could chase my dreams but
my God was never one to stand by passively

At thirty-one she lives alone
a single bed is all she's ever known
if you asked she'd tell you she prefers it this way
"How do you handle all those lonely nights?"
her good friend wonders over the phone
she paused and thought of all the ways
God used her for His gain, and tried to explain


Life is not a story you could easily have guessed
so don't turn that page, He's not finished with you yet

No words can dry a mother's tears as she
sees her son dying on that cross
she longs to comfort him and hold him in her arms
"I remember every time you bled when you
scraped your knees or bumped your head,
what would I give to take you down
and wash away these stains",
but her son simply explained

So hold on for just a little bit longer
and one day this whole world will see that
our God was never one to stand by passively
soon we'll see, soon we'll see


The Starbuck Family said...

Thank you Shelice. That was the cry I needed for today. (in a good way) I have a friend who needs to see this too.Sometimes it's so hard for others looking in on our lives to see that the Lord's plan is not just what they can see.Thank you!

Chrystina said...

Beautiful song, gorgeous voice! We all need to remember these things! What a gift she shares with us all. Thank you Shelice for passing it on.

BoufMom9 said...

That is just beautiful! her daughters voice is just lovely and the words spoke volumes to me as well. Thank you so much for sharing!