"Cheri and I would walk hand-in-hand into each room and simply sing praises and worship to the Lord. We just wanted you to know that the baby we're bringing for presentation to the Lord this Sunday is the fruit of that song, that the Lord did fulfill His word given that morning."
That baby's birth was a holy phenomenon not conjured up by man's efforts or enthusiasm. But it was the precious fruit of one couple's natural union that, until the divinely-appointed song of the Lord entered their situation, had not produced the fruitfulness for which the couple longed.
I was especially touched when little Aimee left, her song echoing in my ears. I was praising God for the life-begetting power of song and reveling in how it can transmit from one generation to another where simple childlike hearts will welcome it.
You see, Aimee is Mike and Cheri's daughter, the baby who was born as a result of their filling the house with song, even after years of barrenness without hope. She was the fruit of a song that now was finding a place in her young life.
Who knows what richness her song will bring in the years that follow? Who knows what a new song may bring to you? *
Jack Hayford is founding pastor of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California, and founder of The King's Seminary. His ministry reaches around the world through television, radio and numerous books, and through the music he has written, including the beloved hymn, "Majesty."
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