Five Minute Friday: MIGHTY
These words, this melody from Michael W. Smith’s song still play in my head.
Twelve years ago, April 16, this song played as our 21 year old daughter’s casket left the church auditorium.
You are holy
You are mighty
You are worthy
Worthy of praise
I will follow
I will listen
I will love you
All of my days
The voices were from Kamp Kanakuk counselors — her home away from home her last two summers.
Hundreds of teenagers and college friends lined the halls while this song played as we escorted her casket out.
This song stayed in my head for months. I sat on our deck and replayed the events that shook me to my core.
I believed those words. How else could we survive this shock?
Our God IS MIGHTY. Only His hands could shelter my grief. Only His arms could support me through the valley of grief.
And then — I could not listen to the song. The pain was too raw. The voices of those young people reminded me that I would never hear Jennifer’s voice again.
I walked through a dark valley for many years. I could not pray. I could not sing.
I was so angry at God for not saving Jennifer when she fell from that mountain.
But deep in my heart I believed that He is MIGHTY.
He steadfastly waited for me to find my way back.
And I did. And this song?
Every so often, I play it from YouTube and rejoice in His MIGHTY Power.
I thank my God through Jesus Christ that He held me close when I could not bear to remember.