Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A special song for us!

Third Day is one of my favorite groups. There is a song on their Christmas album written by a bandmember who was in the process of adopting a little girl from China. Daniel told me that the song touched him so much as he heard it last Christmas that tears filled his eyes. This was before we had even talked again about adoption. God was preparing his heart, even then. Now this year, as we listen to it, the song has a whole new meaning! Here are the lyrics to this beautiful song. I hope it touches your heart, too!

Merry Christmas by Third Day

There's a little girl trembling on a cold December morn
Crying for momma's arms
At an orphanage just outside a little China town
There the forgotten are

But half a world away I hang the stockings by the fire
And dream about the day when I can finally call you mine

It's Christmas time again but you're not home
Your family is here and yet you're somewhere else alone
And so tonight I pray that God will come and hold you in his arms
And tell you from my heart I wish you Merry Christmas

As I hang the tinsel on the tree and watch the twinkling lights
I'm warmed by the fire's glow
Outside the children tumble in a wonderland of white,
Make angels in the snow

But half a world away you try your best to fight the tears
And hope that heaven's angels come to carry you here

It's Christmas time again but you're not home
Your family is here and yet you're somewhere else alone
And so tonight I pray that God will come and hold you in his arms
And tell you from my heart I wish you Merry Christmas

Christmas is a time to celebrate the holy child
and we celebrate his perfect gift of love
He came to earth to give his life
and prepare a place for us
so we could have a home with him above

It's Christmas time again and now you're home
Your family is here so you will never be alone
So tonight before you go to sleep, I'll hold you in my arms
And I'll tell you from my heart, and I'll you from my heart
I wish you Merry Christmas

1 comment:

hayleyhook82 said...

I have heard that song! I never really thought about what it meant! How awesome! Third Day is one of the best groups ever! I can't wait to see ya'll at Christmas! I got Rob's soccer pic-cutest thing I have ever seen! I keep praying that Hope is having a safe and peaceful Christmas-even if its in the womb!