Monday, May 17, 2010

Grace Like Rain

Whenever it rains outside, I can't help but sing Todd Agnew's "Grace Like Rain"

...Hallelujah, grace like rain falls down on me...

So today, I was in my kitchen this evening listening to Pandora (Hillsong Station!) making some salsa and getting my lunch ready tomorrow when "Grace Like Rain" came on.  Which, if you've never heard the song, is "Amazing Grace" with an extra chorus.  I paused for a moment and just looked outside at the drizzle while I sang the song and this verse stopped me in my tracks:

When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing Your praise
Than when we've first begunI've heard it tons and tons of times before.  I've sung it many, many times before. 

Here's what hit me tonight: 
I have to live without Isaac here on earth for a few years...but when I get to Heaven, I will have eternity to spend with him.  The song reminds us when we get to Heaven, even after we've been there for ten thousand years...we'll still have that much time and more to sing God's praises!  Our time in Heaven never, ever runs out!!!  I'll still have all the time in the world to be with my Lord.  And I'll have all the time in the world to be with Isaac.  When I grasp the number "10,000" makes living the next 60 or so years (Lord willing) here on earth a little easier.

I'm sharing with Chatting at the Sky.


  1. Thats a good way to put it. Living without Rob is so lonely and I know you know how I feel. But to think of it that way eases the pain a little bit. XOXO~~ <3 ya!!

  2. so, so true. It's hard sometimes to look toward eternity rather than our immediate circumstances. Your strength...God-given, obviously, is very inspiring. Thank you for sharing!