And so this song by Nicky Mehta came to mind the other night as I lay awake, trying not to listen to the grating sounds of highway construction. (Pun intended.)
Oh, sweet peace, never have you fallen upon this town...
I cannot rest... at least until the darkness is quiet for a while.
How convenient that my friend (at least in the world of Facebook), Don Shorock, taped the winsome trio The Wailin' Jennys performing the song. I attended this beautiful concert, so if you hear an earnest though slightly off-key alto on the sing-along chorus—well, I'll let you put two and two together.
Peace or no peace, my home is in heaven anyway. Jesus said He's preparing a place for me before I get there, so there'll be no construction hubbub on those streets of gold once I arrive, thank you very much. I've been keeping a mental list, and I think "No Construction" makes Reason #1,742 that I am glad to be glory bound. Amen?