Friday, March 29, 2013

Hello My Name Is...

A couple days ago Nic and I were talking about how I had just been diagnosed with post-partum depression and how we were going to handle it, and make things better. Then I remembered something I had seen earlier that day.

I was telling Nic how I felt that totally described the way I feel in almost all my social interactions. He was telling me I shouldn't worry because everyone has "quirks"...

Then this song came on. We both stopped."Do you love this song? Because I love this song."
There is a clip on the radio of Matthew West talking about the inspiration of this song. A young man wrote him a letter and started it with "hello my name is Jordan and I'm a drug addict", the letter continued to tell how the Lord  got a hold of this man's life, and at the end he says, "hello my name is Jordan and I'm a child of the one true King" I told Nic that was my favorite part, and honestly part of it is because my name is Jordyn too.

We continued to listen to the song, and I suddenly had a moment of intense clarity. I just turned to Nic and said, "That's what I need to remember because then it doesn't matter what other people think."

I've been thinking about that a lot today, Good Friday. It is because of Jesus' sacrifice that I am able to say with confidence, Hello my name is child of the one true King.

Hello, my name is regret
I’m pretty sure we have met
Every single day of your life
I’m the whisper inside
That won’t let you forget
Hello, my name is defeat
I know you recognize me
Just when you think you can win
I’ll drag you right back down again
‘Til you’ve lost all belief
These are the voices, these are the lies
And I have believed them, for the very last time
Hello, my name is child of the one true King
I’ve been saved, I’ve been changed, and I have been set free
“Amazing Grace” is the song I sing
Hello, my name is child of the one true King
I am no longer defined
By all the wreckage behind
The one who makes all things new
Has proven it’s true
Just take a look at my life
What love the Father has lavished upon us
That we should be called His children
I am a child of the one true King

 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3:16

1 comment:

  1. Oh Jordyn! I'm so sorry you are having to deal with post-partum depression. I wish we could be there to help. I'm so sorry. What things help? We love you! You'll be in our prayers.