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Monday, December 17, 2012

Music Monday: "Grown-Up Christmas List"

This is a Christmas song that I have enjoyed for many years. It has been running though my head this past few days since the tragedy in Newtown, CT. My heart breaks for those parents and teachers, who lost their children and students in that senseless crime. I still wish for "no more lives (to be) torn apart" and that "right would always win", and those lines seem more important in this year more than ever. There is so much hurt and pain in the world, and what we need most is GOD in our lives. He truly can heal all hearts, give love, friends and right to triumph over evil in our days. We don't understand why God allows these acts, which are so unfathomable, so evil. But we do pray that He gives peace, the peace that passes understanding to everyone who needs it in the aftermath of this tragedy. I hope you enjoy this song, and the lyrics will be something you can relate to...


Amy Grant
"Grown-Up Christmas List"

Songwriters: THOMPSON, LINDA / FOSTER, DAVID

Do you remember me?
I sat upon your knee;
I wrote to you
With childhood fantasies.

Well, I'm all grown-up now,
And still need help somehow.
I'm not a child,
But my heart still can dream.

So here's my life-long wish,
My grown-up Christmas list.
Not for myself,
But for a world in need.

No more lives torn apart,
That wars would never start,
And time would heal all hearts.
And everyone would have a friend,
And right would always win,
And love would never end.
This is my grown-up Christmas list.

As children we believed
The grandest sight to see
Was something lovely
Wrapped beneath our tree.

Well Heaven surely knows
That packages and bows
Can never heal
A hurting human soul.

No more lives torn apart,
That wars would never start,
And time would heal all hearts.
And everyone would have a friend,
And right would always win,
And love would never end.
This is my grown-up Christmas list.

What is this illusion called the innocence of youth?
Maybe only in our blind belief can we ever find the truth.

No more lives torn apart,
That wars would never start,
And time would heal all hearts.
And everyone would have a friend,
And right would always win,
And love would never end, oh.
This is my grown-up Christmas list.

This is my only life-long wish.

This is my grown-up Christmas list.

© Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

You can listen to this song on YouTube here.

Philippians 4:6-8

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.


1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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