Tell Me Why
Early Monday morning the words to “Tell Me Why” started making music in my head. I grew up singing “Tell Me Why.” I’m not sure where I learned it, perhaps in a club or perhaps sitting on the front row with the other children before a gospel meeting.
We were driving with our daughter Mary Evelyn, her husband Nate, and their children on Monday. Though their children sing and sing and sing, I had never heard them sing that song; so I introduced it to them.
Sitting beside our little five-year-old granddaughter in the back of the Suburban that night, it turned out to be just the song to comfort her. It comforts me, too.
These are the words I taught our own children and grandchildren:
Tell me why the stars do shine.
Tell me why the ivy twines.
Tell me why the sky’s so blue
And I will tell you just why I love you.
Because God made the stars to shine,
Because God made the ivy twine,
Because God made the sky so blue,
Because God made you, that’s why I love you.
I can’t imagine not knowing that. I praise God that you are rearing your children so they know.
because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19