Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Think He Doesn't Know? He KNOWS!

Clayton has recently rediscovered his iPad.  Or maybe I should put it this way:  Clayton can now play with his iPad without Jackson taking it away constantly.  (So glad that stage is over!)  There is one difference this time around though--he has discovered YouTube.  He used to just mess around with apps, email, and the web in general.  But now he's figured out he can go straight to YouTube and watch pretty much any Gaither song ever recorded.
So yesterday morning, he was busy listening to a variety of songs (he is like his Uncle Josh, who never gets to the end of any song before moving onto the next one).  I heard the piano introduction to an old hymn I wasn't familiar with and then I heard Clayton immediately singing along with the words.  I didn't clue into the words at first, I was just wondering how he knew the song since it's not one we have on DVD, and as far as I know, he's never seen it on T.V.   Then I actually listened as he played the song a second time:

On that resurrection morning
When all the dead in Christ shall rise
I'll have a new body
Praise the Lord, I'll have a new life!

Sewed in weakness, raised in power
Ready to live in Paradise
I'll have a new body
Praise the Lord, I'll have a new life!

I'll have a new home of glory eternal
Where the redeemed of God shall stand
There'll be no more sorrow
No more pain, there'll be no more strife
Yes, raised in the likeness of my Savior
Ready to live in Glory Land
I'll have a new body
Praise the Lord, I'll have a new life!

What a hallelujah morning when the
last trump of God shall sound
I'll have a new body
Praise the Lord, I'll have a new life!
Graves all bursting saints all shouting
Heavenly beauty all around
I'll have a new body
Praise the Lord, I'll have a new life!

I don't know.  Maybe he's heard it with my mom.  But I don't know when since this is such an old taping.  And if he has, it couldn't have been but once or twice.  All I know is he knew exactly what that song was about and while many of the Gaither people in the video were having to use hymnals to remember the words, Clayton sang right along like he'd heard it a thousand times.

Clayton knows.  Clayton KNOWS!  He knows the promise that awaits him!!

 But those who hope in the LORD 
                                      will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
 they will walk and not be faint!
Isaiah 40:31


Erin said...

Ashley, this post gave me chills. What a wonderful revelation.

Leslie said...

that is an amazing post! God is so good!

Patti H said...

what an amazing post Ashley!!

janie said...

Ashley, Praise the Lord!! I'm sitting on my couch with tears in my eyes!!! That is truly awesome!!! And yes, I agree he knows!!!

Amy said...

This made me very weepy, crying as I type. Yes, he knows! What a gifted, wonderful child! So glad he knows whay lies ahead! Praise the Lord!

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Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

This gave me chills, also. Love how God works through our special kiddos!