Jun 24

“Peace” for a Little Boy

2010 at 1:55 pm   |   by Nicole Whitacre Filed under Motherhood

The other day, I mentioned that “Peace” was my favorite song on the To Be Like Jesus album:

Peace, You give me peace
When the storms come and I’m afraid
Peace, You give me peace
When I trust in the words You say
You give me peace

Turns out many of you love this song too—but especially one mom, Betsy. Read this sweet story of God’s grace to her son through this song:

I have to tell you a sweet moment that relates to the song “Peace.” Last year while traveling to S. Carolina (from KY, where my husband is in seminary) to see some friends, my (then five-year-old) son got sick in the Smoky Mtns. After consulting the friends we were with and the ones we were heading to visit, we decided to press on. By the time we reached Charleston, he was listless and in great pain. The long and short of the story is that he ended up needing an emergency appendectomy. We spent the night in an emergency room as the hospital was full. We waited several hours for a diagnosis. Finally one was reached, and we had to trust that—so far from home—the doctors were right. Amazingly, the friend we were visiting had taken a “wrong turn,” and found his way to the Pediatric Emergency/Children’s Hospital he hadn’t known how to get to. A memory that I will never forget is singing the sweet words to that song to my son right before he was wheeled into the operating room…and him starting to sing along. Tired, weary, hurting, his little voice just about broke my heart. The memory still does. That CD has ministered to us in so many ways, but none quite so special as that moment. Praise be to God for the ministry of Sovereign Grace music. We’ll be getting the next cd as well.

To get the next cd, Walking With the Wise, or to download “Peace,” visit the Sovereign Grace website.