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Dana McCabe: Music

"Little One"

(Dana McCabe)
November 1, 2006
mccabe / wooten

Little One ©2000

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This is the song that started the whole thing.

God literally gave me this song in the middle of a noisy afternoon when my kids were very small. They were just raising a ruckus, running around and having a good time, making a joyful noise.
In the midst of all this happy racket I was suddenly reminded of another child, one not present. A child who was never allowed to be born.

If, at seventeen, I had made another choice, he would have been thirty years old by now, maybe with children of his own.

But back then I was part of a family who only went to church on Easter Sunday. I didn’t know about the love of Christ and the absolute sanctity of life. I didn’t know there was another way.

In the years since, the Lord has demonstrated his inconceivable grace by loving! teaching me just what grace is.

I recently uncovered the drawing below when I was cleaning out the attic. It was done by me in 1979 many years before I ever got married and had children. is the only drawing of a child I ever did until decades later.

During those years I learned that He stands ready to forgive, if we will ask. Even this. And so I know one thing above all things...

a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Psalm 51:17