Happy Birthday to Me…The Song

On this significant day in my life, I’d like to post my first FaithWriters.com Challenge entry from just over two years ago. Okay, I did edit it a bit for your ease of reading.

Enjoy The Song.

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God told my mother she would have a girl.

I was named long before I was born: Sarah Elisabeth meaning Princess from God. I must have known the significance of that name right away; Jesus became my heartbeat before my memory began.

One day not long after birth I gazed up at my mommy and daddy, gurgling, cooing; and something special took place. My parents videotaped me with the words to a beautiful song playing in the background–Born to Love You by Scott Wesley Brown.

“I was made to love You,

From the moment I opened my eyes,

From the first step till that last step, all of my life

With little hands to serve you,

Little voice to praise,

Growing up in You, Lord, all of my days.

“I was born to love You,

It’s all so plain to see.

Born to love You,

As You were born for me.”

This memory was not refreshed in me until the day my mom tearfully told me the story over twenty years later after hearing the song again. And I cried. I cried at the thought of how precious each word in the song was and how my own story had unfolded. The song was the story of my life, written long before I could walk or talk. Growing up in Him, all of my days; I was born just to love Him.

“As the days pass by me, they draw me close to You.”

That song and countless others, integrated with Bible reading and spoken words of faith, ignited a fire of passion for God within me. And you know what they say…your first flame never dies.

“Time only draws me closer to You as I grow older and wiser,

Each passing moment I walk in Your truth,

My love for You is my greatest desire.”

His light has illuminated my life since before I can remember. My birth was for Him, as His birth was for me; and loving Him is my greatest desire.

 

For Him,

Sarah Elisabeth

Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer is an award-winning inspirational author, speaker and Choctaw storyteller of traditional and fictional tales based on the lives of her people. Get a free e-copy of her first book, "Touch My Tears: Tales from the Trail of Tears": Free e-book

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6 comments on “Happy Birthday to Me…The Song
  1. Lisa Mikitarian says:

    I wish every child could have been born into a home such as yours. How blessed you’ve been and how much good you are doing with those blessings. Happy Birthday, Sarah Elisabeth. May you have a phenomenal year.

    • Sarah Elisabeth says:

      Thank you, Lisa. If only everyone had the childhood blessings spoke over them as I did, what a world…

      God gave me this kind of life for a reason. I remind myself daily that, “to whom much is given, much will be required.” I’ll be playing catch up the rest of my life! And I can’t think of anything I’d rather do.

  2. Shelley Ledfors says:

    That was so beautiful, Sarah! I can’t go back quite that far, but my parents accepted Christ when I was 3 or 4, and I did so at an old-fashioned tent camp meeting at the age of 5. What a blessing it is to grow up in a loving, Christian home. And I agree, those of us blessed in that way have a great responsibility to use those blessings.

    • Sarah Elisabeth says:

      So true, Shelley! And I gave my heart to Jesus at age 5 too! Had a special awakening at 14 and haven’t looked back!

  3. Cindy says:

    Sarah- no fair- sniff! sniff! I love your wording- Jesus became my heartbeat before my memory began! I also, don’t remember a time that I didn’t love Jesus and I hope our children can say the same. Growing up IN God- safe and secure in His love is an amazing heritage! The song connection is uber-awesome! hugs dear sister- and Happy Birthday
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    • Sarah Elisabeth says:

      Thank you, Cindy! Yes, if we can just pass this legacy on to the next generation. I know you are with your children!

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