Monday, January 10, 2011

Darling I Do

This is quite possibly the most beautiful song I've ever heard.

Of late, I can say that life has been good. I am officially a college graduate now, which is something that seemed so very long in the making. I honestly didn't know a few years ago if that would even be possible. When I first got back in school, it had been after a five year hiatus. To say that I struggled is a bit of an understatement. But, I stuck with it. I have God to thank for that, because if it hadn't been for him, I'd have dropped out again after just a couple of months. Now, two years later, I think I can say without any reservations that going back to school and earning a college degree is the most profound decision I ever made in my life. God saw me through it every step of the way. And I saw God intervening time and again to help me. He gave me friends. He gave me strength and determination. He gave me knowledge. He gave me self-confidence. He gave me love. And He gave me a plan for the future.

I have known plenty of people with eyes closed to God. And that's very sad. They cannot see all that he has done and is doing for them. They miss out on so much. I've been there myself. Lately, however, I keep seeing God at work in me and in the events taking place all around me. I'm glad I can see these things. Life is better because I have seen these things. They help me to know that I'm not going through life alone--someone is with me at all times. I find that very comforting.

With that in mind, I find myself singing the song above substituting the lyrics "Darling" with "Jesus". It just seems befitting to do that.

Since this is my first post of the new year, I want to wish anyone who reads this a very wonderful, blessed year. May you each see God working in your lives each and every day of it.


Erik Fleming Wait said...


It has been a while since you posted anything so I was wondering how you are doing.

Gad to see you're still out there.

Love ya bro!


naturgesetz said...

It is a gift to be able to see God at work in our lives. I think we have to train ourselves to pay attention.

Brandon said...

Erik, that's what happens when you start student teaching--you don't have time for anything BUT student teaching. Kind of nice to have some time off again.

Love back at ya!

Naturgesetz, I think you're right. A lot of times we just don't pay attention to God.

Hope you guys are doing well. Good to hear from you again. :)

Pomoprophet said...

Congrats on graduating college! Thats a big accomplishment!!

Brandon said...

Thanks, Pomo!