Sunday, October 5, 2008

Passing it On

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,but have everlasting life." John 3:16

It only takes a spark to get a fire going,
And soon all those around can warm up in its glowing;
That's how it is with God's Love,
Once you've experienced it,
Your spread His love to everyone
You want to pass it on. ~ Kurt Kaiser


All my life, I can remember my father tearing up every single time he heard this song. So, in turn, I grew to love this song and everytime I hear it, it has the same result. I suppose now, the baton is being passed once again.

A sweet, sweet friend of Emily's invited her attend a Kid's Club at a local church. Emily positively loved it and on her own began learning her verses and begged to go back. Of course, we said yes. We are so grateful to these special friends. On many levels they have mentored and embraced our family. Thank you so much, you know who you are:)

Last night while having a little bonfire in the backyard, Emily sang that song and proceeded to tell us why it is so important. She wants to be a spark, get the fire going. I absolutely love that about her. I can't wait to see what God does in her life and the lives she touches.





17 comments:

Joy in The Truth (Sharon Sloan) said...

You won't believe this...yes, you will.

I LOVE the song "Pass It On"! So funny, I thought that song was forgotten...so glad it is special to you, too! (and your daddy) OK, we'll have to have our families sing it together.

How sweet that Em sang this around that camp fire! Em will be passing Him on throughout her sweet life!

Love you!
Sharon :)

Michelle said...

I love that song, too!

Your girls are both beautiful!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi Heather,

I love this song....My husband and I went on our first parish retreat during lent this past year and this was our song.....we sang it the entire weekend....this was a weekend neither of us will ever forget! Everytime we hear this song...it takes us back to that mountaintop!

Emily is a spark....and she will pass it on!

The girls look adorable...

Have a good week!

Lisa

PS...I got your email, I'll get back to you today!

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Meredith Teagarden said...

Heather,

Emily has a heart of gold, just like her mama, and her mama's father...

missy said...

What a precious treasure Miss Emily is. No doubt she will be a spark and will pass it on to others who need it.

God has truly blessed you!

Sweet smiles from last night : )

Beth said...

That song is one of my favs from my camp days (as a camper and counselor). I bet your heart was just bursting to hear your daughter's sweet voice lofting over the fire. How awesome!

Thinking of you - Beth

prechrswife said...

What a sweet post! Love the pictures, too!

ADELE said...

So funny, I was just teaching this song to Mallory about two weeks ago. I remember singing that all of the time when I was in youth choir....a LONG time ago. LOL.
As always, your girls are so beautiful and photogenic. Mallory is enjoying wearing her owl pj's and I think of you all every time she wears them. She also sleeps with that owl pillow. :)

Jill said...

Love all the pictures of the bugs!

Too cute! Their outfits are precious!!! Where do you shop that they can almost always match in such different sizes?

You know I'm all for matching :)

Are we going to see the finished project of painting??

Love and hugs to your sweet family!
Jill

Sheri said...

I know your little "spark" is going to start some big fires because she's got the love of Jesus in her heart!

3 Peanuts said...

Em is a little spark already. thank you for your kind e-mail. Just got internet back... I 'll write soon.

Kim

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh...this has made my day! Don't you love it when your child is on fire for the Lord!

Denise C said...

OK...I am crying....that song is SOOOOOOOOOO special to me!!! I LOVE IT! I have heard it all of my life...and gosh how I'd love to hear your precious little Emily sing it!
Oh yes.....she most certainly is God's little spark....who will be lighting fires for HIM everywhere she goes! What a blessing your babies are! They are beautiful and precious!!! You are such a wonderful mommy....your family is a gift to all of us who are privileged to "know" you!!!
Sweet Blessings!
Denise

Lori said...

Oh Heather, that song is so special to me...I sang it every summer (all summer long) at camp while siting around the fire! lol I think it's forever etched on my heart. :)
That Em is such a gem!!

Angie said...

I love that song! One of my favorites from my childhood!

How precious that Miss Emily recognizes the importance of being a spark and passing it on. She does have big things in store for her!

Heather said...

Love that song! Just reading it, brought back so many memories of singing that at church while growing up. It's always been one of my favorites! (Thanks for jogging my memory.)

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