I Am Yours (Gracie’s Song)

An original song based on Ephesians 1:3-6.
In loving memory of Graciana Jane Northup, December 6th, 2019.

I Am Yours (Gracie’s Song)
Words and music by Tim Northup

Before You made the worlds
You called me by Your name
That I might live for You
Holy without blame
You chose me as Your own
According to Your love
To the praise and glory
Of Your beloved Son

I am Yours, I’m Yours
I am Yours, I’m Yours

Before You set the stars
In the evening sky
You knew every thought
That passes through my mind
Every joy and pain
That ever fills my heart
Sovereign over all
You keep me by Your love

I am Yours, I’m Yours
I am Yours, I’m Yours

When I feel alone
Drifting in the wind
The storm surrounding me
Darkness pressing in
You never let me go
Your Spirit drawing near
Comforting my heart
Wiping every tear

I am Yours, I’m Yours
I am Yours, I’m Yours

When the pain is too much to bear
This heartache beyond compare
All hope lost in the despair
You are near, You are near
You are here, You are here

I am Yours, I’m Yours
I am Yours, I’m Yours
I am Yours

San Diego Holiday Half 2019

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Tomorrow morning, Lord willing, I will run my first half marathon race. Last winter I wasn’t quite ready for the distance and this year has been a very rough whirlwind of events. But the Lord is faithful. I’m excited for this next milestone in the journey of healthful living that the Lord started me on a little over two-and-a-half years ago, on February 27th, 2016. As long as the Lord keeps me healthy, I know I can go the distance. But my two hour goal is going to be a bit of a challenge.

This race is also very special for me because one of the reasons I run is for my family. I signed up for this race back in August knowing my goal time would be to hours. But I didn’t know then how meaningful those two hours will be for me. Exactly two weeks ago today, on December 6th, 2019, at 6:05pm, my second little girl, Graciana Jane Northup, was born. She had already been quite sick for several weeks and the doctors didn’t hold out much hope for her to survive delivery. Nonetheless, the Lord graciously gave our family two precious hours with her to pray and sing praise over her before He took her home.

Gracie, this race is for you.