Sunday, May 3, 2009

God's Masterpiece

This morning in church, there was a baby dedication. And seeing this excited and beautiful family dedicate their little girl was such an honor and a joy. It brought back the time when the twin's were dedicated at Central Assembly of God in Haughton,LA.It seems like yesterday. They had on their little smocked blue outfits, my mom and my best friend from college drove nine hours to see their dedication. Making that commitment to God to always honor him and to bring the boys up in a God loving home. Watching them smile and coo at the preacher as he held both babies at the same time(which made me nervous)and remembering the preacher say this was the second set of twins he had dedicated. It was a BIG day. Watchin this beautiful family dedicate their little girl who also smiled at the preacher brought tears to my eyes, tears of joy and tears of sadness. There was also a music special and the song was "You are a Masterpiece" by Sandi Patty

Before you had a name or opened up your eyes
Or anyone could recognize your face.
You were being formed so delicate in size
Secluded in God's safe and hidden place.
With your little tiny hands and little tiny feetAnd little eyes that shimmer like a pearl
He breathed in you a song and to make it all complete
He brought the masterpiece into the world.
You are a masterpiece
A new creation He has formed
And you're as soft and fresh as a snowy winter morn.
And I'm so glad that God has given you to meLittle Lamb of God, you are a masterpiece.
And now you're growing up your life's a miracle
Everytime I look at you I stand in aweBecause I see in you a reflection of me
And you'll always be my little lamb from God
And as your life goes on each day
How I pray that you will see
Just how much your life has meant to me.
And I'm so proud of you
What else is there to say?
Just be the masterpiece He created you to be

Seeing this dedication and hearing this song just reminded me that God formed Dylon and it was no surprise to God when the doctors found his "special" heart. He has Dylon's life in his hands and no matter what God chooses to do, it is his will and his will is whats best for Dylon's life. However, it makes me so sad to think of this, I know this sounds crazy, but in all reality we live life like everyday is promised to us or we have some control of our lives. Or atleast I do, I take the kids to school and am comforted that I will pick them up when it gets time too, or I can get them anytime that I want. The thought that June 17 when he is taken from us for his surgery, may be the last time I ever see his sparkling blue eyes, or that mischevious little grin and I am in no control over what happens during his surgery and this frightens me. But I am reminded that...

"Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.” 1Chronicles 29:11

But it is not until these times, the times were we are heavy burdened and weary and scared do we take into focus what we commited to that day of dedication to God. We have to always know that these babies are a gift from God, and he has a plan for each and every one of us...we are all his children and he loves us and sometimes teaches us important lessons through pain and suffering. We need to constantly remind ourselves that we are NOT in control of this life, but God is and the only way to live is to live through Christ.

God Bless!


Crystal said...

Just wanted to stop by and let you know I am praying for Dylon's upcoming surgery. I know exactly what you are going through.. we are just 2.5 weeks away from ours.

Many prayers sent your way!

PS.. I just added Dylon to our heart friends list.

Dave and Mandi said...

Okay...I should not have read this before going to work. (I cried all of my make-up off)but I enjoyed this post more than any other you have done. Your boys are blessed to have wonderful Godly parents like you and Matt. They were adorable at big boy church yesterday.