Beautiful Change a song from The Innocence Mission
Oh I'm going to find some peace of mind.
At any time I could change, any day,
a beautiful change.
Some low sinking clouds become reindeer
while I'm standing here at the door,
looking for a beautiful change.
The snow is here. The light is bright.
Flower forth, and soon, branch of Easter.
I want to be here when he needs me,
he will see a beautiful change.
Oh and he wades into the yard.
Nothing has been what I'd guessed so far.
Unforeseen, this most sweet, beautiful change.
I thought of this song while listening to this weeks podcast "Don't Forget to Play" at The God Journey.
This song speaks of longing and living with expectancy instead of expectations.
When we live with expectations of life and what we want it to be, when we place expectations on loved ones and friends, we can find ourselves in places of disappointment. When we live from this place, we all too often can find ourselves blaming everybody for our unrealized dreams. It's not very conducive to strong healthy relationships.
Living with an sense of expectancy creates wonderful moments of discovery, when we can learn to do it from a safe place of trusting God. I'm learning, trusting God is a reality that springs up from a place of knowing we are loved by him.
Things might not turn out like you had envisioned they would, but I'm finding they end up being much more fulfilling.
Unforseen, this most sweet, beautiful change.