Spark of Hope #65 – A Song of Hope

Spark of Hope #65 – I love it when a song reaches so far into your heart that it stays there. You find yourself thinking about the lyrics years later in particular situations. Martina McBride’s song “Anyway,” is one of those songs for me. This week Hurricane Sandy caused our nation to pause, worry, pray…hope for the best while trying to not fear the worst. As I looked through photos of the aftermath published by The Associated Press and Time Magazine, I cried over the visibly destructive moments and I smiled over the visibly tender moments. I’m grateful beyond words that my family and friends in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland are safe. Unfortunately, there are thousands in the northeast who will endure years of hardship in trying to rebuild what appears devastated, as if war-torn.

Martina’s song resonated in my heart again this week; verse by verse it’s a beautiful song of hope —

You can spend your whole life building
Something from nothin’
One storm can come and blow it all away
Build it anyway

I pray for all our citizens in the northeast. I pray for those who lost loved ones. I pray that they will feel God’s hope in the moments when it seems overwhelming and hopeless. I pray that they will be surrounded by willing people in the wing, ready to help them rebuild their lives. I pray that a song of hope will fill their hearts.

Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday–even in the midst of life’s storms there is HOPE.
Anyway is music to the heart…listen here.

Thanks Martina, for the songs of hope you give to the world.

One thought on “Spark of Hope #65 – A Song of Hope”

  1. Thankful for your reflections about songs of hope. Praying also for many families which are left homeless and especially for those who have lost loved ones. Thank you, Maryann for your compassionate heart. You inspire us all to consider our blessings and not to take a single day for granted without giving thanks to God.

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