I have always loved this song. It is such a powerful message. I don’t know how you see the meaning…whether it is God you see or someone dear to you. Either way it speaks clearly of being affirmed and loved. I can see my God and my family/friends in it. I have been held up so many times in my life. In any crisis or when I don’t trust myself someone has been there to encourage and lift me up.
It must be so difficult to live without this kind of assurance. I know that I am blessed to have it. Some don’t have family they can count on or the sort of friends who stick through anything.
It has been said that to have this support from others we have to be there when they need support and I have found that to be true for me. Being there through thick and thin is what it is about for me.
I was also blessed to grow up in a family who had God as a core belief. They were not concerned about denomination or intricate doctrine. Just the underlying support of a loving God.
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Those who don’t have that support should keep seeking it. It’s such a wonderful thing. I, too, am blessed. My family was also less about doctrine and more about love. Church (meaning the people, not the building) would be so much stronger if we kept it simple and just tried to love God, each other, and the world more with that I Corinthians 13 kind of love.
So very true. The wrangling that can go on in churches turns so many people off.
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