There is a beautiful song called “Blessings” by Laura Story. She is a gifted musician whose career was taking off a few years ago. She wrote the No. 1 worship hit “Indescribable” recorded in 2004 by Chris Tomlin, married a handsome athlete named Martin Elvington the next year, and began working in music and women’s ministry at the 4,000-member Perimeter Church in Atlanta. After signing an artist deal with the INO Records, her 2008 national debut Great God Who Saves, won a Dove Award for Inspirational Album and earned Laura two consecutive nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year—all blessings, indeed. But amidst that success a brain tumor hospitalized her husband in 2006. The faith Story sang about was put through the unexpected fires of fear and loneliness. Most young newlyweds don’t imagine being kept alive at one point by breathing machines or having to find their way through significant post-operative vision and memory loss. Could grace notes resound from such a life-altering struggle? Laura’s song “Blessings” suggests they might. God is with us in the brokenness. And we may even find blessings in the midst of them.
Here is Laura Story sharing some of that story: https://youtu.be/gjB2skJi2co
And here is the song: https://youtu.be/0xRNrnh__SE
Let us pray: We are broken. We pray for healing. Be with us to see the blessings in the midst of the storms of our lives. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen