Thursday, December 11, 2008

Have You Heard This Song?!

Heard a song by Sara Groves on KLOVE this morning that Cracked.Me.Up. And, of course, someone's put it on YouTube with a great video. Fortunately, we're beyond thia stage at our house. But I could totally sing this song about CDs!


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2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Pretty funny. I just went through this yesterday with packaging for something I had ordered. UGH!

And yeah, leave it to you to bring up Elvis and Blue Christmas. I'm surprised no one mentioned the Blue Man Group.

12-arrows said...

how cute and sadly its true too! Not sure why they have to package things as tight as Fort Knox!

scotirish said...

Thats a cute video, and did you know that is off Sara's new CD "O Holy Night" Here is a Christmas story.

I have read of many churches celebrating Christmas with Pageants that include an actual baby portraying the role of 'baby Jesus'. Our first child Ruth, was born December 12th, 1981 and was chosen to be 'baby Jesus' for our church's (Reba Place Fellowship) Christmas Eve service. Last year, our grandson, Charlie, born on Oct. 19th 2008, was chosen, also at Reba Place Fellowship. But in prison no such ritual exists.

I wasn't even thinking about babies being in Christmas plays back in 1972. This was yet another year in prison, the difference being this was my first Christmas as a christian. The Christmas service held new meaning for me as we sang the traditional Christmas Carols bringing with it a hope for a new life with a redeemed future. Christian volunteers were a part of our service at the U. S. Medical Center for Prisoners in Springfield, Mo.

As our service wound to completion a cry was heard. The faint
whimpering of a baby. My first thought was that I wasn't hearing what I thought I had heard. I had been in prison for many years and had never even seen a baby inside of a prison (not counting my infrequent times in the visiting room.) But there it was again, a baby crying. Someone, a volunteer, had brought their baby into the service wrapped in a blanket unnoticed by the guards. I then thought, there was our 'baby
Jesus'. The parents of the yet unknown child were the children of an older couple (Lloyd and Nita Colbaugh) who had only a few years previously began their ministry to the prison. Even the great-grandmother, (Mom Carter) was a volunteer and had played a significant role in my own conversion, telling me that God had a plan for my life.

Life would go on and the incident of 'baby Jesus' coming to prison would fade to a memory, until the baby grew up and now is known throughout many countries far and wide as acclaimed Christian
singer/songwriter Sara Groves. I hope this story adds to your appreciation of the life of Sara and her family.
John C Thomson

Cathy Davis said...

Oh that brings back Barbie memories...phew!!!

That was great - thank you for sharing it (and yeah, I could do the song to CDs too!)

Mel said...

oh my i can relate! Toy packaging is the bane of my existence!!

amazing story scotirish

Lysa TerKeurst said...

Oh my stars that is so funny!

Thanks for the laugh this morning and thanks for sharing this little video treasure.

I'm going to show this to my kids this weekend... not because I think they'll get it... but because I want them to see WHAT I GO THROUGH! Ahem.

Merry Christmas friend!

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

This is the worst part about birthdays and Christmas!!!! Trevor is always at the ready with a knife...


A Stone Gatherer said...

I'm so glad that they did a video on it. I posted it to my facebook! Love and identify with that song!!!!