This song is from the new movie Letters to God. I haven't seen the movie yet, only previews and this music video. I thought that the idea, the visual, of writing a letter to God was intriguing. And the reference in the song to the sunrise just fits so well with the idea behind this blog:
I guess you saw that sunrise yesterday.
Thanks for the reminder that You're never gone away.
It gives me hope, telling you what you already know.
With the uncertainty in my life lately I sat down to see what my letter might look like (in lyrical rhyming form of course)(please forgive the horrible rhyming, it's the best I could do this afternoon):
Dear Mr. God,
I'm writing you today because the answer I can't find, to a couple questions that are often on my mind. Am I doing what I'm meant to? Am I going the right way? Am I following your will, each and every day? How will I know that my choices are correct? That I'm not just taking the path, that seems the most direct. You know how I don't like to go into the unknown. So will I find a place to finally call my own? Will I find a job that will help me pay the bills? But one that's right for me and matches all my skills?
May I to grow into the woman that I'm meant to be. And someday I pray I find the man you made Mr. Right-For-Me. May my family be healthy and their lives be filled with love. And always with the guidance from their Father up above.
I know you have a plan for me, of where my life will go. And when the time is right, I'm sure you'll let me know. But until that time, when it hopefully will seem clear, do you think you could send reminders that you're always here.
Like the sunrise in the morning and the sunset I sit under. It's all the little things that demonstrate your wonder. The field of wildflowers that often go unseen. In red, in blue, in violet and every color in-between. Thank you for all the little signs and those still to come.
Throughout the hard times I know I often stumbled. But because of your grace, I am forever humbled. So Dear Mr God I guess what it is I mean to write. Is that I am truly glad I have you in my life. May my friends and family always be equally blessed.
I think that writing letters is becoming a lost art. With text messages, videophones and emails the need for a hand written letter is virtually non-existent. That being said, don't you love when the mail comes and you sift through the junk mail, the ads, the bills and you find a letter just for you? So instead of saying a prayer, if you could write a letter to God, what would you say?