Love, Patience, and Faith

Love, Patience, and Faith can soften hardened hearts; heal tender wounds; restore broken spirits. These beautiful attributes not only nourish our souls, they turn the impossible into the possible; the undiscoverable into the discoverable; the unbelievable into the believable. Oh, how our spirits need the presence of Love, Patience, and Faith.

When I came across this behind-the-scenes video of Natalie Merchant sharing the meaning of her song “Wonder,” I sat silently, tears flooding my eyes, goose bumps covering my arms. Over the past few weeks, I have revisited this video and this song many times, contemplating the restorative power of Love, Patience, and Faith in my life.

May this song provide you with comfort. May it touch your spirit. May it allow Love, Patience, and Faith into your heart.

Wonder by Natalie Merchant

Doctors have come from distant cities
Just to see me
Stand over my bed disbelieving
What they’re seeing
They say, I must be one of the wonders
Of God’s own creation
And as far as they see they can offer
No explanation

Newspapers ask such intimate questions
They want confessions
Reach into my head and steal the glory
Of my story
They say, I must be one of the wonders
Of God’s own creation
And as far as they see they can offer
No explanation

I believe
Fate, fate smiled and and destiny
Laughed as she came to my cradle
“Know this child will be able”
And laughed as my body she lifted
“Know this child will be gifted
With love with patience and with faith
She’ll make her way”

People see me, I’m a challenge
To your balance, I’m over your heads
How I confound you
And astound you
To know and I must be one of the wonders
Of God’s own creation
And as far as you see you can offer
No explanation

I believe
Fate, fate smiled and and destiny
And as she came to my cradle
“Know this child will be able”
And laughed as she came to my mother
“Know this child will not suffer”
And laughed as my body she lifted
“Know this child will be gifted
With love with patience and with faith
She’ll make her way, make her way
Make her way, make her way”

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  • http://www.consciouscatalystconsulting.com Aline Hanle

    Simply beautiful, Michelle… LEaves me wordless… <3

  • http://www.consciouscatalystconsulting.com Aline Hanle

    Simply beautiful, Michelle… LEaves me wordless… <3

  • http://twitter.com/Fruition12 Candice Ann Rowland

    Tears of compassion and empathy…have heard this song many times and did not know the true meaning, beautiful! Thank you Michelle for sharing!! <3

  • http://michellesedas.com Michelle Sedas

    Doesn’t it, though? The song is simply beautiful… Thanks for stopping by. xoxo

  • http://michellesedas.com Michelle Sedas

    Thank you, Candice <3 So happy you liked the post and took the time to comment. xoxo

  • http://twitter.com/nortonstudio Jen Norton

    Wow. I’ve always loved that song, but never new the backstory. My brother has Down Syndrome and I was so shy as a kid, experts thought I was “retarded.” That song could have been sung to my mother who always knew they were wrong. Found you by chance because I just posted one of my paintings called “Patience”. Lucky me!

  • http://michellesedas.com Michelle Sedas

    Oh my goodness. Thank you, Jen, for your beautiful comments. How wonderful that your mother knew they were wrong.

    Yes, isn’t that song just so comforting… I cry every time I hear it.

    Thank you so much for commenting.

  • http://www.michellesedas.com Michelle Sedas

    Thank you, Candice <3 So happy you liked the post and took the time to comment. xoxo

    (I don't know why the "reply" I sent 3 weeks ago from my dashboard isn't showing up. I apologize for the late reply…)

  • http://www.michellesedas.com Michelle Sedas

    Doesn’t it, though? The song is simply beautiful… Thanks for stopping by. xoxo

  • http://www.michellesedas.com Michelle Sedas

    Oh my goodness. Thank you, Jen, for your beautiful comments. How wonderful that your mother knew they were wrong.

    Yes, isn’t that song just so comforting… I cry every time I hear it.

    Thank you so much for commenting.

  • http://blog.eaglespace.com/ AjmaniK

    Three beautiful words. Full of life-giving energy. Love. Patience. Faith.
    Thanks for sharing, Michelle :)

  • http://michellesedas.com Michelle Sedas

    Thank YOU! I appreciate your words :-)