In the vapor of your breath

The moment when all things come together. Memories play out in your mind and you smile. The words of the song move you deeply. A tear forms in gratitude. You feel infinitely small in this universe. You know there is more than the eye can see.

In this moment, the airplane had been in flight for about 5 hours as we crossed the ocean. The night sky was dark and all that shone were the stars in my small window. Everyone was asleep. The song began to play

"God of creation

There at the start

Before the beginning of time

With no point of reference

You spoke to the dark

And fleshed out the wonder of light

And as You speak

A hundred billion galaxies are born

In the vapor of Your breath the planets form

If the stars were made to worship so will I

I can see Your heart in everything You’ve made

Every burning star

A signal fire of grace

If creation sings Your praises so will I

God of Your promise

You don’t speak in vain

No syllable empty or void

For once You have spoken

All nature and science

Follow the sound of Your voice

And as You speak

A hundred billion creatures catch Your breath

Evolving in pursuit of what You said

If it all reveals Your nature so will I

I can see Your heart in everything You say

Every painted sky

A canvas of Your grace

If creation still obeys You so will I

So will I

So will I

If the stars were made to worship so will I

If the mountains bow in reverence so will I

If the oceans roar Your greatness so will I

For if everything exists to lift You high so will I

If the wind goes where You send it so will I

If the rocks cry out in silence so will I

If the sum of all our praises still falls shy

Then we’ll sing again a hundred billion times

God of salvation

You chased down my heart

Through all of my failure and pride

On a hill You created

The light of the world

Abandoned in darkness to die

And as You speak

A hundred billion failures disappear

Where You lost Your life so I could find it here

If You left the grave behind You so will I

I can see Your heart in everything You’ve done

Every part designed in a work of art called love

If You gladly chose surrender so will I

I can see Your heart

Eight billion different ways

Every precious one

A child You died to save

If You gave Your life to love them so will I

Like You would again a hundred billion times

But what measure could amount to Your desire

You’re the One who never leaves the one behind

{Songwriters: Joel Houston / Benjamin Hastings / Michael Fatkin

So Will I lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group}

Days before I had been on the top of Mt. Haleakala, in Maui, Hawaii stargazing. It felt surreal. The milky way with it's amazing haze across the dark night. The rings around saturn only seen clearly through the telescope. The Galaxies. The stars. Breathtakingly amazing. Clusters of stars shining like diamonds in the sky.

My daughter leaned over and said, "Have you heard the song So Will I?" Yes! I ran though the words I knew and we had a brief moment of reverence to the greatness that you can see God in everything. We hummed a few verses. I smiled inside.

It wasn't until after we were off the mountain that I truly appreciated every word this writer expressed. It all hit home as I flew across the dark sky days later, when all I could see once again were the stars, his creation to light the way.

Go ahead - download the song. Look at the amazing sky, wherever you happen to be, and be amazing and stand in awe of a God who created the universe, yet also created you. He knows your name, he knows the hairs on your head and he knew you before you were knitted in your mothers womb. Amazing. He can be seen in nature and in everything if you simply look.

The crazy thing is before I left Hawaii, this song didn't complete the download so I shouldn't have had it to listen to on the airplane, yet somehow it was there in the wee hours of darkness to play over and over for me in a moment of stillness and reverence.

The next day, I tried to call it up on my phone and it said it had not completed it's download :) Which made those moments even more magical.

A tear or gratitude forms every time I hear the song. Even reading the written words. Life is precious. My prayer for you is that you see his goodness in all things. Close your eyes. Listen to his words. He speaks in mysterious and magical ways.