The Song

"The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song." - Psalm 28:7 (NIV)

“I think it’s legit…” the Infirmary Deputy uttered. They just had a change of shift so all he knew about the inmate I was keeping in the waiting area was that I wanted to observe him if he was truly confused. He was hit by another inmate and just came back from the hospital after treatment. They didn’t find any fractures or severe damages in ER after x-rays and other tests. He was answering appropriately when I was taking his blood pressure but when it was time to send him back to his unit, he started acting as if he didn’t know where to go.

“It’s hard to say at this point,” I told the previous Deputy, “Either he’s faking it or he could be starting with some symptoms if there was any injury overlooked in ER.”

“I feel like he’s scared to go back so let’s just keep him here for now.”

“You know what,” the Deputy replied, “We don’t change their cells anymore so maybe you’re right that he’s afraid to go back to the same situation, to the same cellmate or whoever hit him in his unit.”

“How come they don’t get switched around now…Is it because of our problem with overcrowding?”

“Yup…”

So, he was quiet. He was watching t.v. silently despite his left eyelid almost shut closed. He used the bathroom and seemed like he knew where he was. He seemed calm in the Clinic being a different environment than that of his unit. I thought I heard him humming at one point as there was a song being played from the t.v. monitor hoisted up in one corner. Until…as I was doing something to help out the P.A., the Charge Nurse called me and told me that someone had let him out from the Clinic and the control bubbles found him wandering all over the hallways without any direction. One unit deputy brought him back to the Clinic and when I asked him where he went, he told me that someone had let him out and told him to go back to his unit. I asked if he knew where his unit was and that was when he got quiet again as if he didn’t know what to say.

“It’s legit…” “He is confused,” the Deputy assessed on his own. I knew he didn’t want to keep the inmate any longer in the waiting area because he needed to watch him, too, for as long as we kept him there. While the inmate was patient to wait, he wasn’t… I was granted by the Charge Nurse to go ahead and just keep him overnight in our Special Medical Unit until he was to see our doctor in the morning. The inmate’s face lit up but remained calm. I knew he was comforted when he heard that he didn’t need to go to his unit. At least, for another 24 hours. And he hummed…Softly as being whisked away by the Deputy.

Waiting is always a hard process. For whatever each of us go through, waiting seems to be always involved and is crucial as a factor to determine how we react with any situation in front of us. But those who trust in God will discover that His grace is enough for our weaknesses. His power is enough to strengthen even though we are unworthy. Even Jesus went through agony in the garden before his crucifixion. But He waited patiently despite the ordeal that was to happen. He prayed. He waited for the Father’s timing. Not His. When God’s grace, love and mercy replace the sorrows and any burdens in a person’s heart, God’s gift of joy helps one overcome any circumstances that even through tears and heavy burdens, the heart can still sing…To praise God Who is quick to help out and save those who trust and hope in Him.

“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.” – Psalm 40:3 (NIV)



My Father….Our Father….Who wrote a song of love first for us to hear and know His love for us…



The Father's Song

I have heard so many songs
Listened to a thousand tongues
But there is one
That sounds above them all

The Father’s song
The Father’s love
You sung it over me and for eternity
It’s written on my heart

CHORUS:

Heaven’s perfect melody
The Creator’s symphony
You are singing over me
The Father’s song
Heaven’s perfect mystery
The king of love has sent for me
And now you’re singing over me
The Father’s song

I have heard so many songs
Listened to a thousand tongues
But there is one
That sounds above them all
[Sounds above them all]

The Father’s song
The Father’s love
You sung it over me and for eternity
It’s written on my heart

CHORUS

It’s Heaven’s perfect mystery
The king of love has sent for me
And now you’re singing over me
The Father’s song

The Father’s song
The Father’s love
You sung it over me and for eternity
It’s written on my heart
[It’s written on my heart]

The Father’s song
The Father’s love
You sung it over me and for eternity
It’s written on my heart
It’s written on my heart
You sing it over me
Father
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