Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Family is of God

1. Our Father has a family.
It’s me!It’s you, all others too:
we are His children.
He sent each one of us to earth,
through birth,
To live and learn here in fam’lies.

2. A father’s place is to preside,
To love and teach the gospel to his children.
A father leads in fam’ly prayer to share
Their love for Father in Heaven.

3. A mother’s purpose is to care,
To nurture and to strengthen all her children.
She teaches children to obey, to pray,
To love and serve in the fam’ly.

4. I’ll love and serve my family and be
A good example to each fam’ly member.
And when I am a mom or dad,
so glad,
I’ll help my fam’ly remember:
[Chorus]God gave us families to help us become what He wants us to be—
This is how He shares His love,
for the fam’ly is of God.

Words and music: Matthew Neeley
© 2008 by Matthew Neeley. All rights reserved. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use. This notice must be included on each copy made.
Today we had our bi-annual Primary Program at Church.
The theme was The Family is of God.
Adam and Andrew had speaking parts.
They were both nervous, but Adam particularly because he was also singing a solo!
He knocked my socks off!
I think I was even more impressed
when I watched him sing the rest of the song with all of the kids
and noticed he was quite emotional.
He wiped his eyes a couple of times as they concluded.
He is such a strong example for me.
He lets nothing get in his way of doing what he wants to do.
For those of you who know and love him, you know speech is something he struggles with.
I am grateful for our Primary Chorister who gives the children opportunities to develop their skills.
My heart has been full all day since this program.
And to see my boy shine, was the icing on the cake!
Adam, I am so proud of you!

1 comment:

Sabra said...

What a sweet moment for a mother.