so, i stumbled across THIS today…

In my morning search for a song my hero-of-a-hubby mentioned to me I happened upon a song by Matthew West that speaks to my focus theme for the year.  And, oh how I love that I found it!  But even more so I love the story behind the song…

Click here to listen to the song.  And if you’d like to read up on the story behind the song…  read here.  And because I love you, here are the lyrics…

“Wonderfully Made”

Once upon a time
Life was so innocent
Somewhere along the line
You’re smile came and went
They made you feel like
You just don’t measure up
They try to steal your light
But you are a treasure of
The maker of the stars, the stars

You don’t have to wonder
You are wonderfully made
Perfectly beautiful in every way
Wonderfully, wonderfully made
You’re anything but typical it’s true
They ain’t seen anybody quite like you
God never makes a mistake
You are wonderfully, wonderfully made

See, once upon a time
There was a secret place
Where heaven’s hand designed
Even those freckles on your face
Some things you’d rather trade
Some things you try to fix
Love has one thing to say
It’s perfect just the way it is, just the way it is

You are wonderfully made
Perfectly beautiful in every way
Wonderfully, wonderfully made
You’re anything but typical it’s true
They ain’t seen anybody quite like you
God never makes a mistake

So the world could see the works of God on display
So let your doubts and your fears and your questions fade away
Just let ‘em fade away

Once upon a time life was so innocent
I think it’s time that smile found its way back home again

I am loving that God continues to show me just how much He loves me.  He has given me exactly what I need to be aware of His grace (for instance, the line in the song about the freckles on my face – yeah, I wanted to change those at one point in my life), and His love and His care for my personal being.  But even more so He is showing me (again, and again… because I needed the reminder apparently) that His precious gift of love is free for the taking!

I don’t have to DO anything.  I don’t have to be better.  I don’t have to be more focused.  I don’t have to accomplish more.  I don’t have to try harder.  I just get to accept Him, His love, His gift, His Son.

Accept His GIFT… that’s all.  What an amazing, gracious gift…

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