On this significant day in my life, I’d like to post my first FaithWriters.com Challenge entry from just over two years ago. Okay, I did edit it a bit for your ease of reading. Enjoy The Song.
God told my mother she would have a girl.
I was named long before I was born: Sarah Elisabeth meaning Princess from God. I must have known the significance of that name right away; Jesus became my heartbeat before my memory began.
One day not long after birth I gazed up at my mommy and daddy, gurgling, cooing; and something special took place. My parents videotaped me with the words to a beautiful song playing in the background–Born to Love You by Scott Wesley Brown.
“I was made to love You,
From the moment I opened my eyes,
From the first step till that last step, all of my life
With little hands to serve you,
Little voice to praise,
Growing up in You, Lord, all of my days.
“I was born to love You,
It’s all so plain to see.
Born to love You,
As You were born for me.”
This memory was not refreshed in me until the day my mom tearfully told me the story over twenty years later after hearing the song again. And I cried. I cried at the thought of how precious each word in the song was and how my own story had unfolded. The song was the story of my life, written long before I could walk or talk. Growing up in Him, all of my days; I was born just to love Him.
“As the days pass by me, they draw me close to You.”
That song and countless others, integrated with Bible reading and spoken words of faith, ignited a fire of passion for God within me. And you know what they say…your first flame never dies.
“Time only draws me closer to You as I grow older and wiser,
Each passing moment I walk in Your truth,
My love for You is my greatest desire.”
His light has illuminated my life since before I can remember. My birth was for Him, as His birth was for me; and loving Him is my greatest desire.