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In the first few months after Oscar was born, when I was still very much grappling with his diagnosis of down syndrome, I would frequently listen to Kristene DiMarco’s song “It is well.” It became my anthem. When fear and worry would cast a shadow over my day, I’d play it. Before and after specialist appointments I’d play it. It was my way of telling my soul to keep my eyes on Jesus.

Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard
And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
And through it all, through it all
It is well
And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
And it is well with me
And far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can’t see
And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea
And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
And through it all, through it all
It is well
And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
And it is well
It is well
So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name
And it is well with my soul

 

Now in lock down and everything you see on the news and on social media is Covid-19 centric. I find myself with a different anthem. “The blessing” by Emmy Rose & Sean Feucht. A reminder of God’s presence being with us. An opportunity to keep my heart focused on God.

May His favour be upon you
And a thousand generations
And your family and your children
And their children, and their children
May His presence go before you
And behind you, and beside you
All around you, and within you
He is with you, He is with you

Listening to worship songs like this, that resonate with your spirit, helps set the atmosphere in your home and in your heart. They help turn our spirit towards God and drown out the noise of fear and of worry.

Lock down day 13. It is well with my soul.

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