God’s Unique Favor

While on the recent road trip with my hubs, the constant-radio-station-switcher, we stumbled across an teenage-time song that took me wayyyy back.  “What I Am” by Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians.  I had that tape, back when they were called tapes, and while I belted out the song I thought sadly of the lost tape and the other songs of hers I loved back way back then.  Knowing that I no longer had it, and that I wouldn’t be able to get it because of its age.

Longing.  For times past that seem so sweet, looking back.  Another era, and getting to  feel that way again, for a brief moment.  Beautiful.

I thought about it several times since.

And tonight, driving home from an appointment, I saw signs for a brand new book/cd/dvd exchange store that opened right down the street from me, and I made the impulsive turn in.

Scanning the sparse cd section, in a store just three days old, and what do I find?  Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians.  Shooting Rubber Bands  at the Stars.  With “What I Am” and other lost memories tucked in its case.  Four dollars.

God certainly knows how to show off.

I am overwhelmed.  It is so simple, so childish, so…extravagant.  His love, his unique ability to touch me, right where I need it, with something that would mean nothing to someone else.  That DID mean nothing or little to the person that brought it in for some measly store credit.

Wow. 

Check it here, a song I love, I Do.

Blowing kisses to the Creator of the Stars.

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~ by collidescopes on November 23, 2010.

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