What’s the current song that’s stuck in your head?
Mine won’t leave – I pray it never does.
In one fell swoop, Hillsong Worship’s Grammy Award Winning Song, What a Beautiful Name, has bombarded my every waking minute with not only its captivating melody but also its soul-stirring lyrics, even stealing into my dreams throughout the night.
I love it.
I sing it constantly. My kids are sick of it. They actually love the song, too, but they have long since passed the point of retaining any fond feelings for it. I’ve ruined it for them, I suppose. Sorry, dear ones. I simply cannot stop.
What’s funny is that I’ve caught them humming a few bars here and there. Hannah hollered at me last night as the first few words rolled off her lips.
“Mom! You’ve got that song stuck in my head!”
I grinned. “Well, it’s a good song – ”
“I know it’s a good song. I just want to sing what I want to sing, and this is all stuck in my head.”
“Um, sorry, I guess?” She laughed.
“It’s okay, Mom. It’s stuck in a good way.”
My life is an endless song, as it seems some melody or another constantly runs through the chambers of my heart and echoes through my mind, playing a melodious background that surfaces whenever I find myself engulfed in silence. I remember each of them, these welcome friends, played over-and-over, journeying with me through one or more of life’s many seasons.
I know what played on the radio (Mighty to Save) as Christian and I drove away from the hospital the night of John’s successful surgery. I will never forget how God used Laura Story’s Blessings to soothe my soul during dark trials and Hillsong’s At the Cross and Oceans to quiet my heart throughout countless nights. My spirit still thrills whenever I hear Kari Jobe’s Forever and Nicole C. Mullen’s My Redeemer Lives.
Like a patchwork quilt woven together with precious scraps of the past, each song telling its part of my story, my song plays perpetually in my mind. I am grateful for this most recent addition. What a Beautiful Name It Is will forever be my 2018 winter/early spring melody, one full of basking in the Precious Name of my Lord Jesus and how Beautiful, Wonderful, and Powerful He is.
I’m thankful it’s stuck – in a good way – both today and beyond.