Tuesday, January 1, 2008

It Passes All My Understanding...

I took the 6 am flight to Atlanta. About an hour into the flight, I was amazed by a sight that looked something like this.
I took out my camera to get a picture and I had left my battery at home. I thought of Grandpa during the entire flight. Since he loved taking pictures of sunrises and sunsets, I thought he would have liked this one also. While I sat in awe of this breathtaking sight, I thought of a song by Cherie Call.
I was sitting on a southbound plane,
I was buried in a magazine
When the man in the next seat over
Wanted to talk to me
He talked about the universe,
He talked about Saturn's rings
He said, "I might be an atheist,
Except for just one thing:
It passes all my understanding
How it all worked out just right
The distance that we live from the sun,
The stars that shine at night
We may prove that it was just an accident
But how did it begin?
It passes all my understanding."
I told him, "You are a scholar;
You know things that I don't know
But I believe a God in heaven
Made everything below
And I know we are his children;
I've known it since I was two
But when it comes to being struck with awe,
I'm just like you
It passes all my understanding,
All the beauty we have here
From the majesty of the canyons
To a tiny baby's ear
And even when I can't believe it,
He still believes in me
It passes all my understanding"
We watched the sun set through the clouds
In a tiny little airplane window
With people sleeping all around
And I thought of how we just expect this world to be
And when the flight attendant passed me by
I threw away my magazine
It passes all my understanding,
That the Lord knows both our names
And that He made this world for everyone
That was sitting on that plane
And in spite of all of man's distractions
He offers us His peace
That passes all my understanding
When Grandpa heard something he loved, he would document it. When dad was cleaning out his house, he found poems, words to songs, talks, etc. that Grandpa wanted to remember...maybe I have inherited his desire to remember. I am always writing things down...


  1. Ooo, that sounds like a great song. I need to hear it. I'm so glad you got to come, Kim. I'll always take any chance I can to get together with my BFF!

    If Kara sends you those pic.s, pass them onto me. Hey, did you find my favorite chocolate cake recipe on my blog?

  2. HEY GIRL!!!! I am doing good. Kim and I were talking abou you the other day. We saw a Kim G. was coming to cha summer and we are hoping it is you, is it???? I am working some shows this year. Which ones are you working?? Let me know :)


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