Wednesday, August 29, 2007

God Works in Mysterious Ways

Background: I've never been able to sing "Jesus Loves Me" to Clayton. Why? We sang it at Shawn's funeral, and I've just never been able to make it through the whole thing without coming to tears. So I gave up singing it for Clayton a long time ago. He does know it because my mom sings it with him and one of his therapists sings it as well--I'm glad they've been able to teach it to him.
The rest of the story: Yesterday while I was giving Clayton his bath we had a quite moment and he started singing something. Took me a few seconds to figure out that he was singing "Jesus Loves Me!" I asked him and he smiled and kept singing. So I mustered up the courage to finish the song with him--I sang right along with the tears flowing. Isn't it amazing how God uses children to send his love right directly to us? It literally felt like I had been given a big ole' hug by Jesus himself. Definitely what I needed to make it through the day.

5 comments:

Lee-Ellen said...

that story makes me cry!!! so sweet!

Kelli said...

I love you! thanks for that uplifting reminder of the Love of Christ :)

Vanessa said...

Beautiful! God is so good!

Janet said...

Ashley - that is so awesome...as I set at my desk in tears. Never forget God's love for you. You are an amazing person!!!! Love you!!!

Cheri Pryor said...

So true. What a testament...and I'm certain Shawn was in heaven looking down on you both singing right along with you. =)