The Macs

Sunday, July 5, 2009

reign in me

Over all the earth 
You reign on high 
Every mountain stream 
Every sunset sky 
But my one request 
Lord my only aim 
Is that You’d reign in me again 

Lord reign in me 
Reign in Your power
Over all my dreams 
In my darkest hour 
You are the Lord 
Of all I am 
So won’t You reign in me again 

Over every thought 
Over every word 
May my life reflect 
The beauty of my Lord 
‘Cause you mean more to me 
Than any earthly thing 
So won’t You reign in me again

We sang this song in church today. It has been running through my head all day. This is what I am praying for the week ahead. That even in this darkest hour, the Lord would reign in me. That my life would be a reflection of our loving Savior.
Happy Sunday! 


Blogger Angela said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you tonight that God will give you comfort and strength. I'm sure this pregnancy has been so different for you, and that's totally understandable. You're such a good mommy to Cora, and you're already a good mommy to this baby. Thank you for being such a strong testimony for the Lord.

July 5, 2009 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Praying for your family always.

July 5, 2009 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

I have been following your journey since you found out that Cora was ill. I have been praying for your family. I have a son that is 2 months younger than Cora and could never imagine going through what you two have been through. I wanted you to know that I am in awe of your faith in the fact that God is good and working in you. I pray that my walk with God becomes as strong and close as yours. I will continue to pray for your family and peace through the difficult days.

(mommy to Kennedy and Collin; wife; teacher of math)

July 5, 2009 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Polka Dot Moon said...

Always in my thoughts and prayers.

July 5, 2009 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Allen and Debby Graber said...

I thought the same thing Jess! So glad you copied those words down. I was going to ask Adam for those words so I could have them too.
Thanks so much for hosting the party yesterday!!

July 5, 2009 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

I continue to pray for "joy unspeakable and full of glory" (a song I have sung in church since my youth) every day. May God continue to bless and shine his light through you, Joel, and the little one growing inside of you.
With love and prays,

July 5, 2009 at 10:54 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

love that song. blessings to you guys!

July 5, 2009 at 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:) Still have you in my daily thoughts and prayers.


July 5, 2009 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Marla Taviano said...

LOVE that song! Thanks for sharing that, Jess! Praying you have an incredible week!

July 5, 2009 at 11:44 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Your life already is a relflection of our Savior, Jess! He does reign in you and that is apparent to anyone who knows you. (Even those people who only know you through this blog.)

(I'm still waiting to run into you so I can give you a big congratulations hug!)

July 5, 2009 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger Immeasurably More Mama said...

Great song! I just love the way God uses music to speak to our hearts and calm us.

July 6, 2009 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger Beki - TheRustedChain said...

I love this song. We sing it at church often.

He does reign in you and will continue to, even in your darkes hours. Keep leaning on Him!

July 6, 2009 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

It is so obvious to all of us that God reigns in you but I understand how you may not feel strong or brave or even faithfull at times. Everyday is a struggle. I continue to lift you and your family up. I was thinking of you this morning as I was getting my little one ready for the day. She just turned 10 months and I thought of you. First I thanked the Lord for my healthy baby and then I saw you with little ones running all around you, all your future babies. I have no idea why that came to my mind but it did and gave me a little peace. I know God will bless you with many more children and I know they will not replace Cora but they will bring you happiness. It has been such a short time since Cora passed and it feels like yesterday and forever at the same time. Cora lives in all our hearts now and will never be forgotten. I realize this has been a random comment but I wanted to write my thoughts. God bless you and Joel and baby Mac.

July 6, 2009 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger The Jones' said...

LOVE that song. Now I can't get it out of my head!! I'm not complaining though :)

July 6, 2009 at 11:39 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I love that song! Everytime we sing that in church I get choked up. Acutally I get teary eyed with a bunch of songs in church because the words ring so true!

July 6, 2009 at 12:06 PM  
Anonymous Sue said...

Jess, I only "know" you through this blog, but I can tell that He does reign in you. I'm sure you don't feel like it, but you are an incredible witness for Him. Still praying for peace and comfort for you and Joel.

July 6, 2009 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger katididit said...


I have been reading your blog since January and am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for opening your hearts and sharing your story with the world. I walked in our local Relay for Life (an American Cancer Society fundraiser) in June and lit a luminaria for Cora. If you'd like to see it, you can go here:

My thoughts and prayers are with you both as you continue to cope with the loss of Cora and as you rejoice in the excitement of having her little sibling.

July 9, 2009 at 4:45 PM  

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