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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Better Than a Hallelujah

As I curl up in my chair, tears flowing down my cheek, the words of this song play in my head.  My Father hears the cry of this mother's heart as I offer up my prayer at 2 am during the darkness and silence of the early morning.  I burst forth with all the "whys?" and "how come?" and He cuddles me in His faithful arms. I can not see the finish tapestry, right now I only see the threads I feel are  being pulled in the wrong directions.  Then I stop again to hear this song.
Second to the reading of the Word of God is the healing balm of melodies that only God created through the composer.

So this Sunday morning I cry out "Better Than A Hallelujah" to my Lord and Saviour.

God loves a lullaby
In a mother's tears in the dead of night
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes

God loves the drunkard's cry
The soldier's plea not to let him die
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful, the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah

The woman holding on for life
The dying man giving up the fight
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes

The tears of shame for what's been done
The silence when the words won't come
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes

Better than a church bell ringing
Better than a choir singing out, singing out

24 Joining in with more words:

Sandy said...

He hears yours prayers, feels your
pain, sees your tears. Sometimes
the greatest comforting sense of
His presence is right there in
those early morning hours when our
pain cuts deepest. I understand.
I am praying.

Debbie said...

Before I click on that song to hear it this morning, I want to stop and thank you for your beautiful words.

And I want to lift that tapestry of your life to His skillful hands RIGHT NOW.

Much love to you, Janette. I truly feel you are a kindred soul.

And now, before I leave for church, I'll sing along with you.

So, I Begin this Journey...... said...

Hello my friend.... as you so kindly and lovingly sent support and hugs my way last week when I felt so stressed- and confused with my job- you were there for me. I am now sending you a hug, love as well as prayers your way~ your honest and beautiful words mean so much to many of us.....

*beautiful song*


Debbie said...

I love that song too. And yes, God hears our prayers and sees our pain. How thankful I am for that. And I believe He is waiting for us to totally trust Him in the midst of our storms. I struggle with control. But I'm learning that He is so much more capable than me. Duh? LOL.

Love you,

JillAileenJones said...

Praying for your hurting heart my friend. May His love just be wrapped around you today in such a way that you can only be blessed and sing of His praises.
Praying for strength for the journey you are on right now.
Know you are loved and prayed for!

Sonja said...

I am praying for this family and the mother who has touched your life so closely this week. I love Amy Grant's song, it sure fits today, doesn't it?

I still hope and pray that you will be able to meet this mother Janette. You would bless her so much.

Hugs to both mothers this morning.

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

Oh, Janette, I do hope the Lord's healing balm is already ministering to your wounded soul. You stated this entry so beautifully and I'm with you on the melodies. So, so often, a song can minister to me like nothing else can.

Blessings to you this Lord's Day!

Farm Girl said...

Very good thoughts. Thank you for sharing. I am praying for you today.

Thoughts for the day said...

I don't know what is going on with you but I pray all is going to be well in a short amount of time.
The song is wonderful have always enjoyed Amy Grant.
take care Sharon O

LDH said...

I love this song. I even posted about it recently. Sending up a prayer on your behalf and that of your loved one.

Trisha said...

Sending hugs and prayers your way, Janette. May you know much comfort from His Word, and may He bless you with increased trust and faith. Yes, one day we'll see the finished tapestry of so many things we could not understand here and now.

Jessica Heights said...

That's a beautiful song...very appropriate.

Trish said...

Jesus hears you..
He is very close.
What you feel..He feels too.
May you have a deep sense of His comforting arms around you in the darkness.
He will bring light to your soul and joy will follow closely.
God bless you dear Janette!
in Christ's love..Trish

Jo said...

Thankful for those beautiful words

Pamela said...

Praying now for your burden. Thanking God for the beautiful tapestry He's weaving for you.

Deb said...

Janette....I found you through my Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf Blog. Amy Grant's song, Better Than a Hallelujah, is one of my favorites. I wanted you to know that I have joined my heart and prayers with yours as you cry out to the Lord. He collects your tears in a bottle...and hears your prayers. Agreeing and believing that HE IS ABLE to do exceedingly, abundantly ABOVE all that we can ask or think! Trust Him to fix things...and to do it in a big way. ...so that He gets all the glory - He is worthy!

Bevie said...

Oh Janette your sweet spirit shines thru all that you share in your blog...I too am adding my prayers knowing fulling that God is in control as he hears your prayers and dries your tears!!!
(((gentle hugs)))

Mary said...

Janette, this song touches a deep place in my heart as well. I purchased Amy's CD a few months ago and have played it numerous times.

I just read your Saturday's post. Such a tragic turn of events. My heart aches for what must be one of the most devastating things to occur in a parents life.

It has been an emotional weekend. Saturday began with a celebration for a wonderful woman's life. She had battled cancer too many years of it. Sunday I found out that an woman I used to live near committed suicide...then we had one of our missionaries from Brazil here for a large gathering. Such diverse emotions, feelings. Pain mixed with sweetness. Life...

Funny, I did not plan to post what I did this morning. It just kind of evolved in my morning reading. Don't you just love how God works...takes experiences from HIS body to ease hearts of HIS children.

Of course you may post the link.

Grace and Peace to you Janette.

Deborah Ann said...

I can almost feel your sadness through blog world. Maybe it's resonating with my own...maybe with God's own sorrow. I don't know. I pray you'll feel better soon. I know you will. God's love is new every morning...

Sharon Kirby said...

Janette, I found myself awake last week at 2:30 in the morning. I felt the cold silence, and enveloping darkness. And then, I also felt the arms of my Lord wrap around me.

The song's lyrics were just beautiful. How I praise God that He bends down to listen to us, and that He holds every tear in His bottle. He heals the brokenhearted...

Will be praying for your sadness, and that whatever the situation is, that God will work mightily in it.


Stephanie M. Page said...

Love this song!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Thank you all for your prayers and precious thoughts. Thanks for your concern for the other family mentioned in the previous post.

You are all a true blessing!

partialemptynester said...

Soo true, Janette!

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Beautiful words and song sent from beautiful women. Perfect! Thank you for sharing.
Hugs and love sent your way,

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