Song of Life

White Berries

It’s another day of hitting the ground running. Making connections, contacts, finding space for a huge shipment of food, hearing horror stories, & making backup plan after backup plan.

Lac La Biche has been amazing. During one of the worst crises Alberta has ever seen, the County has facilitated a tremendous relief effort. And who can forget the forest firefighters? All the first responders? Victim Services? The Bold Centre? The churches? The schools? The many non-profits? And yes, us here at the food bank! And most definitely the hundreds of volunteers working 24/7 to bring shelter, water, food, toiletries, comfort, support, and transportation to all those evacuated out of Fort McMurray.

Like everyone else, I’m tired. Relief efforts demand a lot of energy. We’re running on adrenaline and God’s grace; but everyone — from evacuees to shift workers to volunteers — are spent.

I had a few moments here to blog, and I put on an Enya Youtube playlist. What came through the mix? Libera! (if you don’t know what Libera is, it’s this amazing musical group that isn’t a “boys’ choir” and it’s not a “boy band”, but something magical in between.) 🙂

Anyway… this one song began, and before I knew it I was in tears. All that exhaustion, all that shock, all that anger and grief found a quiet moment to catch me, and it spilled out to the words.

So today, take what comfort you need from “Song of Life”.

We are in this together.

Peace.

“Song of Life” – Libera

There’s a whisper in the dark
As a new life comes to be
Then a song begins to form
As it finds the harmony
With a chorus of sound
Of the world all around
Now it blends in the tune
Joining the endless song of life

We shall never be alone
As we link our hearts in one
Joining voices from above
All in the miracle of life
Through the ages we will grow
Only time will ever know
As our voices magnify
All in the miracle of life

Love plays along
In our lives yet to come
As we join in the song of life

Now the music starts to build
As the words begin to rhyme
Then another lends a tune
As their voices now combine
With the chorus of sound
Of the world all around
Now they blend in their tune
Sharing the endless song of life

We shall never be alone
As we link our hearts in one
Joining voices from above
All in the miracle of life
Through the ages we will grow
Only time will ever know
As our voices magnify
All in the miracle of life

Love plays along
In our lives yet to come
As we join in the song of life

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