For the first time today, I have been able to get a few minutes of quiet all alone. I am overwhelmed by the weight of what we witnessed today. There is so much to tell and so many thoughts that ran through my head as we waited for some news. There is one story in particular that I just have to share.

It was my absolute pleasure to meet Stef’s mom today and spend some time hearing stories about him. Those of you that follow Stef’s blog will remember this post from earlier this week where he talked about a sunrise. His mom told me today about the day that Stef was born. She said that right after he was born, the sun came up and through the window of her room. She said it “bathed and filled the room”. She said that at that moment, she knew that God had his hand on her sons life. She felt like God was showing her that he was going to be someone very special.

I think we would all agree.

It just so happens that Mercyme announced today that their new song (God with Us) is available on iTunes. You can bet I downloaded it and have listened to it several times. It’s perfect for what I am feeling at this very moment. The chorus is such a testimony to what we just witnessed.

All that is within me cries
For you alone be glorified
God with us
My heart sings a brand new song
The debt is paid
These chains our gone
God with us

God wasn’t only with us today, he is always with us. These chains are gone. He is able to do immeasurably more then I give him credit for. He deserves the honor. He deserves the glory. My heart indeed sings a brand new song today. God with us.