I've been thinking about the hymns that make up the seasons of our lives lately. Do you ever find yourself just going through your day with a hymn in your head? I like to think that this makes God smile - to keep a soundtrack of praise running as you mop the floor or do dishes. We attend a contemporary worship service and I like everything about it except that I miss the old hymns that I grew up with and that we would sing at our SC church. A couple Sundays ago, the worship was all music and the band was really jamming. They did the last song and after the last verse, went into an a capella version of How Great Thou Art. You should have heard everyone singing! It's like a universal smile went across the congregation and the song ended with a collective "ahhhh" instead of Amen.
Lately, my theme song of choice has been Great is thy Faithfulness. I sing it when I see my baby girl smile...when my husband calls to tell me he's had a good day at work...when we can pay all our bills...! I remember when the entire meaning of Amazing Grace changed for me and when I couldn't get In the Great By and By out of my head. I don't think these things are coincidences and it keeps me focused on what I need in my life.
What is your hymn? I would love for feedback on this one.