Saturday, July 29, 2006

Happy Day

My birthday was last week, and some of my family was able to stop by the house to celebrate with me. When my brother came with his nearly two-year-old daughter, he prompted her to tell me "Happy Birthday." Between her ears, mind, and mouth, it came out as "Happy Day." Later, as she was "reading" my card, she proclaimed, "Happy Day! Amen!"

Today as my wife and I were in the car, we were listening to the random selection of music on my iPod. One of the songs was from the movie Sister Act 2, O Happy Day. My wife mimicked our niece by saying, "Happy Day," and it made me smile from ear to ear. Not just remembering how cute our niece is, but in making the connection between the "childish" birthday greeting and the profound "day" spoken of in the song: "Oh happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away."

Amen, indeed!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are there many voices that can rival that of the little boy w/ the solo on that one? Amazing sound, amazing song, amazing reality, amazing grace!!! J in the UK