So far this summer we have had a good amount of rain and it still feels like Spring. Not grumbling just documenting. If this bodes well for a short fire season we will take it!
The plants are enjoying the rain and flourishing.
Our oldest and his bride of 21 years are visiting us this weekend so we are busy with lots of conversation and activities. I’ll be scarce this weekend. Hope you will be enjoying yours.
I’ll leave you with these excerpts from a book I’ve been enjoying called Name above All Names by Alistair Begg and Sinclair B. Ferguson. I highly recommend the book.
“Back again to Sunday School in Scotland! Our teachers used to teach us some of the most amazing songs. They are etched into our memories–and some of them really are marvelous. Here is one that drives home the nitty-gritty, day to day, practical difference it makes to know Jesus is King. In it’s child-friendly, child-attractive fun way (and surely children had fun with Jesus?), it underscores the power of the gospel. It says: “Come on now, you don’t have to be bedeviled and overwhelmed by all these things that are coming at you.” Here are the words:
“Come leave your house on Grumble Street
And move to Sunshine Square
For that’s the place where Jesus lives,
And you’ll be happy there!
Well you say, “That isn’t exactly a brilliant lyric. What were they doing teaching mischievous little boys that kind of poetry?”
Yes, but we got the message of these choruses. It wasn’t necessary to master a systematic theology textbook to see the point:
“Come on now; we say that Jesus Christ is King . Why then are our faces sad? Jesus Christ is King. Where then is our hope? Jesus Christ is King and Lord; where is our enthusiasm for the Lord Jesus? We do need to leave our house on Grumble Street and move to Sunshine Square. That’s the place where Jesus is. We’ll be happy there.”
Is there a Sunday School song from your memory that pops into your head now and again?
16 thoughts on “A Spring Like Summer”
I hope there are no wildfires, the rain is welcome. Take care, enjoy your day and happy weekend!
…oh how I’d love to have some puddles.
Yes, and the one I think of most often is “Jesus Loves Me.” Seems I need the reminder every so often. Another is “Are We Downhearted” with the rejoinder, no. no. no. “We’ll trust in Jesus come weal or come woe.”
There’s been a lot of woe lately in our blogging community and on the world stage.
My corner has also enjoyed a cooler summer. No complaints here.
I have only recently learned of Alistair Begg and very much enjoy his preaching and teaching.
Have a blessed weekend with your “kids.”
Thank you, Vee, we are having a great time. So glad you have been introduced to Alistair Begg!
I think I have to choose “Oh come little children, oh come on and all”. And oh course singing it in Russian. I really appreciate all the songs mom had us sing in Russian.
Sounds lovely. We’re over 100 here for the next 5 days and no rain in the forecast.
Ouch…stay cool Jan!
That is the kind of summers we have here where I live. 🙂
The song that comes to my mind is This Little Light of Mine. Also Jesus Loves Me but we still sing that in the church service once in a while. Nice to sing ALL the verses.
Loved This Little Light of Mine!
The first Bible song that always comes to mind is Jesus Loves Me. However, I love the songs from Music Machine and Bull Frogs and Butterflies albums, which were popular when my oldest was was young. The Patience song was a favorite as well as well as the possibilities song: “There are infinite possibilities in little beginnings if God is in them. Big things come in little packages. God has a surprise. Use your little gift and it will grow to giant size.” Hope your summer is the perfect combination of sun and rain. We were sure grateful it rained the day before the 4th of July to give us a worry free celebration.
Hi Gloria, Our kids enjoyed all those Music Machine tapes we’d listen to when driving across Los Angeles to visit family!
We’re having a cooler summer, too. It is definitely good for the wildfire situation.
I love the title of your post, it’s so true! “Leave your house on Grumble Street and move to Sunshine Square…” oh I needed this today. I woke up before my alarm and laid there grumbling about what happened last week and what might happen this week… it’s such a bad habit that I need to conquer!
Cindy, it’s scary how easy it is to fall into grumbling. May the Lord help us in that regard.
Thank you, Ellen, for sharing the excerpt from Name Above all Names! The very first song that popped into my head was Jesus Loves Me. I love the lyrics to this song that was shared because more times than I care to admit I can be a grumbler. Thank you for sharing.
From the song to our hearts! May we remember how much we have in the Lord! Hope you have a wonderful day, Dianna.