From the Mouth of Babes

From the Mouth of Babes

“Lord I want to feel your heart

And see the world through your eyes

I want to be your hands and feet

I want to live a life that leads

Ready yourselves

Ready yourselves

Let us shine the light of Jesus in the darkest night

Ready yourselves

Ready yourselves

May the powers of darkness tremble as our praises rise

Until the whole world hears Lord we are calling out

Lifting up Your name for all to hear the sound

Like voices in the wilderness we’re crying out

As the day draws near

We’ll sing until the whole world hears

Lord let your sleeping giant arise

Catch the demons by surprise

Holy nation sanctified

Let this be our battle cry

Ready yourselves

Ready yourselves

Let us shine the light of Jesus in the darkest night

Ready yourselves

Ready yourselves

May the powers of darkness tremble as our praises rise

Until the whole world hears Lord we are calling out

Lifting up Your name for all to hear the sound

Like voices in the wilderness we’re crying out

As the day draws near

We’ll sing until the whole world hears

We’ll sing until the whole world hears

We’ll sing until the whole world hears

Want to be your hands and feet

Want to be a life that leads

To see you set the captive free

Until the whole world hears

And I pray that they will see more of you and less of me

Lord I want my life to be the song You sing

Until the whole world hears Lord we are calling out

Lifting your name up for all to hear the sound

Like voices in the wilderness we’re crying out

As the day draws near

We’ll sing until the whole world hears

We’ll sing until the whole world hears

We’ll sing until the whole world hears

We’ll sing until the whole world hears

We’ll sing until the whole world hears

We’ll sing until the whole world hears”

by: Casting Crowns

I love this song! But as it played in the car on the way home tonight, I heard it in a new light… “this is our life. This is the what and the why of this life that we chose.”

After the song finished, I asked Phin (age 4.5), “Phinny, do you know why we are going to Okinawa?”

Phin: “Because they want to know Jesus. (pause) But I want to stay here forever with Nana and Papa.”

So I list each of our family to her and asked her if they love Jesus…she says yes. So then I go on to try and explain the best I can to a 4 year old, that since they know Jesus, we will get to spend forever with them in heaven, but in Okinawa they don’t know Jesus yet, and that makes God sad because He loves them and wants them to be in heaven with Him too. I can only hope she is starting to understand.

Mommy, I need God to help me do the things I don’t want to do, because they are hard.

As we walk in the house from the car, Phin, while holding her brother’s hand says to me, “”

Me: “I know they are hard, but when God asks us to do something, then He will help us do it.”

Conversations like this make it even more difficult to leave our much loved family and friends, much less explain why we are leaving to our younguns. But He called us to this life, and He makes the way for us. And as hard as it is being away from those we love while here on earth in this lifetime, we will have eternity with them in Heaven worshiping Jesus! And we want to spend this life bringing His goodness, love, and eternity to those who don’t know Him…because He is worthy…and we want them in heaven with us.