I finished my record. I was done. We headed to Seattle, for our daughter’s wedding. She married the love of her life. It was wonderful!
Do I use the word “wonderful” too much?
While there, my wife, who was doing the flowers for the wedding, had to pick up all the flowers, greens, etc. for the wedding. While checking in to our Air BnB, she thought, “Maybe we can see if we can find some more greens to go with the flowers.” I didn’t know the green parts weren’t part of the flowers. Greens and flowers are – not… the same thing…
Anyway, there were wooded walking paths all around our neighborhood. So – maybe?
So while putting things away, we could hear a chainsaw, or some sort of gas-powered tool. We head out on our walk – and along the walk path are greens – CUT DOWN. EVERYWHERE. God literally placed all the greens we could need, at our feet!
I mean – ALL OF THEM. P picked up more than she needed, and left a ton more than that on the trail! Here is one pic, so you can see what I’m talking about.
And that is just part of what my wife pulled together, from what was left for us.
God is so good… I don’t typically think of things like this, or get caught up in the fascination of things like this. But God – just TOOK CARE OF IT for us. Wow…
Your favor, Lord, rests upon us…
So we’re heading to the store, to pick up flowers. And we have to potentially cancel the order for greens, because we have enough now. As we start to feel a little guilty, my wife gets a voicemail – no phone ring, just a voicemail. It happens, we’ve all had it happen.
“Um – Mrs. Haj-nas-eee-wic – Haj-nas-erts – um, we got your roses, but – so sorry… We couldn’t get any of the greens. So sorry….”
God takes care of us. Lord, your favor rests upon us…
I did not intend to write a song for Stella and Cody. I mean – I DID. But when my original idea went somewhere else, I did not consider writing another song. I thought I was done. I did not intend to write a worship song – when I couldn’t come up with anything, I thought I was done.
I wrote most of it in Seattle, came home and wrote the verses. I recorded myself plunking piano awkwardly, which fits the song. This is probably my favorite song. Because it reminds me of that beautiful day. Of the way God’s favor was and is on Cody and Stella. Of how God’s favor is on us…
God is so good….
Though I see through darkened glass
I will trust in You
Though I can’t forget my past
I will dwell on You
It seems the days turn into years
As Years go by as days
And as I rejoice through my tears
I delight in all Your ways
And as I stumble awkwardly
You give my greatest friend to me…
Someone who mirrors You
Your favor rests upon me…
Song written: August 9, 14, 2017
Song recorded: August 14, 2017
Song first released: August 15, 2017
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