Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hold on to Jesus

In the weeks leading up to Lauren's dedication, Ryan and I looked for a verse that would represent our prayers, desires and dreams for her. We chose Deuteronomy 30:20 "...that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him."

Our prayer for Lauren is that she would LOVE God with all her heart, that she would LISTEN to his voice above all other voices and HOLD FAST to the Lord no matter what she faces in life.

You'll see in this post I created a layout for Lauren's dedication with the lyrics to Hold On To Jesus by Erin O'Donnell (click on the link and you can hear the song). The words of this song are the perfect prayer for any parent. As a mom, there is nothing more I desire to teach my child than to hold on tight to Jesus:

You're a little piece of heaven
You're a golden ray of light
and I wish I could protect you
from the worries of this life
but if there's one thing I could tell you
it's no matter what you do
hold to Jesus, He’s holding onto you  

The world will try to tell you
that might is more than right
and beauty's on the outside
and being good's a losing fight
but remember what I've told you
'cause the world will make you choose
hold to Jesus, He’s holding on to you  

Hold on to Jesus, and cling to his love
rest deep in his mercy
whenever things get rough
don't lose sight of his goodness 
and don't ever doubt this truth
that when you hold on to Jesus
He's holding on to you. 

Hear me dear Jesus 
rock this little one to sleep
keep her close when she's scared
and give her grace when she is weak
I know she'll stumble, but I know she'll make it through
if you hold on to her just like you said you'd do
hold her Jesus and she'll hold on tight to you 

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