I Was a Life That Was Changed

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Today, I lift-up thanksgiving to those in my growing-up years who gave to the Lord by honoring ALL regardless of background, culture, race, creed, or gender.  Like sponges, as children, we absorb that which surrounds us, and later in life it is difficult to "clean that sponge."  

There is a song by Ray Blotz that spoke strongly to me when I first heard it.   I share the lyrics with you.  For unknowingly, every moment of every day we have the opportunity to touch a life, impacting it in ways that we may never know.  May those moments be filled with Christ Light!

Thank You For Giving the Lord

Lyrics by Ray Boltz

I dreamed I went to heaven 

And you were there with me; 

We walked upon the streets of gold 

Beside the crystal sea. 

We heard the angels singing 

Then someone called your name. 

We turned and saw a young man running 

And he was smiling as he came. 


And he said, "Friend you may not know me now." 

And then he said, "But wait, 

You used to teach my Sunday School 

When I was only eight. 

And every week you would say a prayer 

Before the class would start. 

And one day when you said that prayer, 

I asked Jesus in my heart." 


Thank you for giving to the Lord. 

I am a life that was changed. 

Thank you for giving to the Lord. 

I am so glad you gave. 


Then another man stood before you 

And said, "Remember the time 

A missionary came to your church 

And his pictures made you cry. 

You didn't have much money, 

But you gave it anyway. 

Jesus took the gift you gave 

And that's why I'm here today." 


Thank you for giving to the Lord. 

I am a life that was changed. 

Thank you for giving to the Lord. 

I am so glad you gave. 


One by one they came 

Far as the eye could see. 

Each life somehow touched 

By your generosity. 

Little things that you had done, 

Sacrifices made, 

Unnoticed on the earth 

In heaven, now proclaimed. 


And I know up in heaven 

You're not supposed to cry 

But I am almost sure 

There were tears in your eyes. 

As Jesus took your hand 

And you stood before the Lord. 

He said, "My child, look around you. 

Great is your reward." 


Thank you for giving to the Lord. 

I am a life that was changed. 

Thank you for giving to the Lord. 

I am so glad you gave. 


Thank you for giving to the Lord. 

I am a life that was changed. 

Thank you for giving to the Lord. 

I am so glad you gave.

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