HE’LL CARRY YOU

Remember Air Force One? The movie was released in 1997 and it’s hard to believe that it’s been twenty years ago. A group of terrorists hijack the President’s plane; the movie was one of the most popular action films of the 1990’s and was intense. Robin and I went to see the movie and during the most intense scene(s) I remember being drawn up in a little knot with a big headache. It dawned on me that I had actually paid for the “pleasure” of this feeling and at one point I leaned over and asked Robin if I could just meet her in the lobby after the movie. However, I don’t think I walked out but soon after this movie Robin and I developed our “movie viewing criteria list”. Anytime a movie was suggested we started asking our questions: is it intense, does it end well, will it make me cry… I decided I would no longer pay for the stress-induced feeling I had that day; there was enough stress for free in real life and we’ve pretty well stuck to that for the twenty years since Air Force One.

Thank God for Hallmark! I have now discovered there are Hallmark movies on YouTube so if there isn’t a new one on TV I can pull up one on the computer. I love Hallmark movies; they never fail to meet our criteria and it usually doesn’t matter if I’ve seen them before or not because I can’t remember all the details anyway. I often watch one early in the morning before Robin wakes up. But yesterday I overdosed Robin on football so she started watching one on the computer and I decided I would rather watch the movie than the game that was on. I don’t usually pay attention to the names of the movies, so I have no idea what it was. But somewhere in the movie there was a song that really stuck with me and I wanted to look it up after we finished the movie. The name of this song was “Just Let Me Cry” by Hilary Weeks. I had never heard of her or any of her songs so I checked on a few other ones. The lyrics I want to share with you are from a song called “He’ll Carry You” and I especially want to share them with my daughters who are both experiencing really tough seasons in their lives:

“He knows your heart, He knows your pain
He knows the strength it took just to simply breathe today
He sees the tears that you cry
He knows your soul is aching to know why
He hears your prayers each humble word
When you said you couldn’t face another day He understood
He knows the path when you walk blind
Though you felt alone He’s never left your side
He knew there’d be moments when no earthly words
Could take away your sorrow and no human eyes
Could see what you’re going through
When you’ve taken your last step and done all that you can do
He will lift your heavy load and carry you.

He’ll bring you peace and leave you hope
And in the darkest night He’ll comfort you
Until you know the sun will rise
Each new day you will have the strength to live again
And in the moments when no earthly words can take away your sorrow
And no human eyes can see what you’re going through
When you’ve taken your last step and done all that you can do
He will lift your heavy load and carry you.

He hears you when you’re crying in the night
He hears you when your soul longs to fight
Till the morning will come and the light of the dawn reassures
That in the moments when no earthly words can take away your sorrow
And no human eyes can see what you’re going through
When you’ve taken your last step and done all you can do
He will lift your heavy load and carry you.”

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5: 7

2 thoughts on “HE’LL CARRY YOU

  1. Thank you Steve for introducing me to Hilary Weeks. I bought several of her songs last night off of itunes. What a beautiful voice with such meaningful lyrics.

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