Often at the end, we find ourselves remembering the beginning. “Look: the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call him Emmanuel, which means God is with us.” (Matthew 1:23, NRSV)

There you were today, Mothering God, holding the child close, moving to the rhythm of the song you whisper in her ear.
A song that only she will hear, though we strain to hear the music.
For it reminds us of who we are: children of God. Sometimes we forget the tune, and the words escape us.
Sing us the song again, Light-Hearted God. The song of life whose harmonies we learn in major and minor keys. The song that stays with us from the beginning and sings us into new life with you.


(Singing songs with the under 5’s. Photo taken June 2008)