Hymnlines: “We Have This Moment Today”

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So God set another day. That day is today. Heb 4:7

The Author of time created a meeting between two families who have both suffered the loss of one of their children to suicide. Neither family had seen the other, unless you factor in a couple of pictures on Facebook.

But as I looked into the face of the woman approaching with members of her family in tow, it had to be her. And it was. We fell into each others arms; feeling the relief of holding on to another mother with the same pain. I am so glad God planned a Divine Appointment for our families to meet. We had much to share and talk about. We connected at the soul level.  We gained new friends. Pictures were taken and hugs were shared. Time was not wasted and it passed silently by unnoticed . . . and until we meet again, thanks for the memories precious new friends.

As I read over these words, I am reminded of a song written many years ago by William J. Gaither of Southern Gospel music fame. It is one of my favorites and seems to fit the theme of time. Yesterday‘s gone and tomorrow may never come so make a new friend today. Make new memories today for today may be all that we have.

We Have This Moment Today

Hold tight to the sound of the music of living,
Happy songs from the laughter of children at play;
Hold my hand as we run through the sweet fragrant meadows,
Making mem’ries of what was today.

Chorus: We have this moment to hold in our hands
and to touch as it slips through our fingers like sand;
Yesterday’s gone and tomorrow may never come,
But we have this moment today.

Tiny voice that I hear is my little girl calling,
For Daddy to hear just what she has to say;
And my little son running there by the hillside,
May never be quite like today.

Tender words, gentle touch and a good cup of coffee,
And someone who loves me and wants me to stay;
Hold them near while they’re here and don’t wait for tomorrow,
To look back and wish for today.

Take the blue of the sky and the green of the forest,
And the gold and the brown of the freshly mown hay;
Add the pale shades of spring and the circus of autumn,
And weave you a lovely today.

~God bless our new family of friends~


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