Sunday, January 20, 2008

If the Savior stood beside me

I have a busy life. I know that I am not alone: I definitely do not have a monopoly on a busy life, but mine is pretty darn full. I have three kids (one a young toddler!). I have a DH that works 13+ hour days and also works on Saturday. I am increasing the frequency of wearing the "Taxidriver" hat: Activity days, basketball practices, basketball games, friends houses. I keep all the books, do all the transcription, and so forth for the clinic. I have a home and yard that either gets taken care of by me or not at all. I have a calling (i.e., "job" at church) that takes a lot of time (although sometimes not that much). We have awards ceremonies, school functions, church activities coming out of our ears. It is hard to fit it all in the 24 hours a day that I have been given. I also want to add to that time with MY friends, quilting, exercising, organizing. Things just for ME!

Yet, today we got our Primary Program CD and this song was on there: "If the Savior stood beside me." I actually sang this song years ago when I was in Young Women's. It is so beautiful. We immediately put it in the van and listened to it on the way home from church. As we drove, the truthfulness of the words really impressed upon me. I sometimes let all that I have to do shape my attitude, my actions, and my words. I want to try harder to take these words to heart and be the person that I would be if the Savior was right here, for indeed, He truly is. And, there it is: my insight of the day!

Here is the second verse:

If the Savior stood beside me, would I say the things I say?
Would my words be true and kind if He were never far away?
Would I try to share the gospel? Would I speak more rev'rently
if I could see the Savior standing nigh, watching over me?


nikko said...

Glad to see that the CD will get some use. :o)

You wear a lot of hats, my friend. Good luck with everything.

Joyismygoal said...

lovely post i like those words

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zeebee said...

warning-this is going to be long--i have been gone from my primary so much in January (bad I know) that I barely heard this song for the first time last Sunday. I was in tears!!! I love it so much, I can't wait for the kids to sing it in the program, my mind was racing the whole time thinking of solos', etc! the other thought that came to my mind is that I want to sing lessons of character to my kids like how cool would it be if my kids were fighting and I broke out in "would my words be true and kind if He were never far away"?
that is so cool you recognized this song from young women!