Friday, May 29, 2009

I got mail!!! Special Delivery.

I have two mailing addresses. I can receive mail at home and I also have a P.O. Box. Today, I looked outside my front door and there it was. A big package from Old Navy. My flip flops had arrived!!! (Amb it was ten pairs, not six.)

Cool huh? I may not be ready for bathing suits and shorts, but my feet are ready for summer!!!

Now for my other package. As much I love the flip flops (they made me smile) this gift to myself made me cry (in a good way.).

A week ago Kayla asked for me to order her a book from Lifeway. Being the summer was coming up, I agreed. While I was on their website I ran across this;

Being the American Idol fan that I am, I have been a longtime follower of Mandisa. Loved her on the show, loved her first album and totally admire her for her talent and her faith. So I ordered it. WOW! I hit song number 5 and cried.

Someone wrote that song just for me. It was as if someone had wrapped it up, put a stamp on it and mailed it my way, knowing I needed it. Knowing we all need it...

Truthfully I haven't even got through the whole CD to even recommend it, because I replayed the song three times while driving. In other words the whole CD is worth getting just because of song number 5. But it should come with a warning label, for if you love Jesus... Whew! Make sure you have a Kleenex close by.

(Sorry, I tried to put the song in for your listening pleasure, but it would not work for me today.)

So here are the beautiful words...

Not Guilty

I stand accused
There's a list a mile long

of all my sins
of everything I've done wrong
I'm so ashamed
there's nowhere left for me to hide
This is the day
I must answer for my life
My fate is in the judges' hands
but then He turns to me and says

I know you
I love you
I gave my life to save you
love paid the price for mercy
my verdict not guilty

How can it be?
I can't begin to comprehend
what kind of grace
would take the place of all my sin?

I stand in awe
now that I have been set free
and the tears well up
as I look at that cross
'cause it should have been me

My fate was in the nail scarred hands
He stretched them out for me
and said
I know you...(chorus)

I'm falling on my knees to thank you
With everything I am I'll praise you
So grateful for the words I heard
You say
I know you...(chorus)

I pray as you are knee deep in kids, suntan lotion, "flip flops" and summer plans that you will remember how loved you are. And the best delivery ever, was the one of grace.


Amber said...

Oooohhhh....Totally Feeling the Flip Flop Love!!!!! Very cute!!

I haven't heard the song, but just the words alone are beautiful. Can't wait to hear it!

Have a great weekend! Love ya.

~*Michelle*~ said...

well hello!

So happy you found me....and now I have found you!

OK, so are we on the same page or what? That song's lyrics are just amazing....and exactly what I needed to hear tonight. woah.

Thanks so much for sharing :)

now on a side funny note.....I wish I didn't have such ugly crooked feet or I could join in on your flip flop L-O-V-E!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Anonymous said...

I love getting packages! You received a couple of good ones! I don't guess I realized Mandisa had a new CD. I just downloaded it on iTunes and it's all your fault! ;)

Jennifer said...

What a pretty rainbow of flip flops!! Have you gotten the new shirts to go with them!! LOL!!

Love the new Mandisa song...will have to get the CD!!

Hope you have a great summer with all your new flops and tunes!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Mich,

How wonderful God is to us! Thank you for sharing this song.

I love the colorful flip-flops.

I am encouraged by your comments on my blog.

♥ Hope