Sunday, October 19, 2008

Rejoicing in My Chimney Sweep

One of my favorite Disney songs it the Chimney Sweep song. I love the catchy tune and I love the astounding abilities of the chimney sweeps as they lept from rooftop to rooftop during the song. I always sat starry-eyed and amazed. Alright I'll admit it I still do today.

In thinking about God changing my ashes to beauty, it occurred to me He is the ultimate chimney sweep. He not only cleans the ashes He replaces them with complete and holy beauty. Unlike Dick Van Dike and his cohorts of sweeps in the movie Mary Poppins, God leaves no soot residue. Everything is pure and beautiful.

So as you listen to my sweet Zoie sing this song this morning rejoice that He can turn your ashes to beauty...but far more importantly rejoice in the Ultimate Chimney Sweep!


As a word of explanation: I don't want Zoie's picture over the web so I filmed a picture that hangs in my den while she sang. I think you will like it.


video

18 comments:

My ADHD Me said...

Pure and beautiful.
I like the thought of that...no soot.
Your daughter has a lovely voice.
Thanks for the email. It helped.

P.S. I have ALWAYS had a major crush on Dick Van Dyke. I just LOVE his talent!!

Elizabethd said...

Well that was lovely!
So sensible not to post photos of children on the web.

Runner Mom said...

Oh, Zoie did a wonderful job! I read the previous post and read the words as she sang. Great thoughts to pray over, Pamela!!
Hugs,
Susan

Leebird said...

Ahhhh...music to my soul.

Love, Lee

Chatty Kelly said...

Beautiful sweet voice. Thank you for sharing. I know you must be so proud of her.

Kristen Myers said...

Now, I know what heaven is going to sound like!

By the way, did you mean to focus on the one picture in your den that is a tree? I couldn't help but notice when Zoie sang "a tree of righteousness" that it was a perfect image.

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Truth4thejourney said...

This was a neat post. Enjoyed the song!

Have a great Monday!
Sonya

Edie said...

How precious that was! Thank you for letting us hear your sweet Zoie glorify God. I really look forward to the day when ALL the soot will be gone.

Sharon said...

How beautiful and soreal that is.
What a wonderful voice.
No soot, what a great thought huh!

Have a terrific week, and thanks for sharing this great post
Sharon

On Purpose said...

Zoie...beautiful sweet girl! My heart is so warm from hearing your precious voice.

So sing girl and use what your daddy gave you!

Hugs my sweet girl!

ps Hey lets nominate your mommy for "mommy of the year" She has done a most excellent job raising you...don't ya think!"

Beverlydru said...

That was so wonderful. I listened to this first and then went back a few days to catch up on reading and I am thankful that God has given you a song in the night. I love that verse in Zepahaniah that says he sings over us! Wow - what a loving God we serve.

L.L. Barkat said...

She's got a little folk music promise in her. Great voice! :)

Jules from "The Roost" said...

How sweet! I saw Mary Poppins on broadway in NY and the chimney sweep scene is amazing. You have to see it if you like that song!

Joyfulsister said...

Hey Sis..
Come on over I have 2 awards for *U*.

Hugz Lorie

LynnSC said...

Hi Pamela,
It has obviously been a while since I have visited your blog. Not intentionally... things have just been... distracting.

I hope that you realize that I love you for who you are. You do not have to put on a mask for me. I noticed the "head nodding" that night at Bible study when I was talking about being real so that God could use us. You can be real with us. We are real... even when it is ugly. So please... leave your masks at home... we love you "as is".

I cannot wait for you ladies to get back on Tuesday night. You know my husband is cooking right??

You are such a blessing to me. Don't you dare think otherwise. I love you sister,
Lynn

LynnSC said...

Oh... and I am at work... so I cannot hear the beautiful song that everyone else is bragging on. I will have to check it out when I get home...

Love you,
Lynn

LynnSC said...

Wow!! I am finally at home so that I can hear that precious song by Zoie. I am so glad that I stopped back by to listen. Beautiful!!
Lynn

The McNeils said...

So pretty! Great voice, great song. Thanks for sharing that!