Ive mentioned before our dear friends the Van Patters, whose son, Watts, is under going treatment for leukemia. They got diagnosed just mere months after we did and they have a much longer journey ahead of them. Almost one year under their belts, two more to go. Watts is doing well, hitting milestones and responding well to treatment. While our cancer journeys are very different, we also have similar things to connect on, mainly, being even more aware of the brokenness of this world. Michael wrote a beautiful song called “Our Song in the Night” that is perfect for this lenten season. Yes, I am sharing another song with you all, but I find myself repeating beautiful pieces like this one often these days. I hope you find comfort and hope in this song like I do.

You can listen to it here


Our Song in the Night by Michael Van Patter

In the darkness, can you hear us?
When the night comes, are we alone?
Have you forgotten all of your children?
When we remember you we groan
But our hearts cannot be silent

God, be our song in the night
when the light is gone
God, be our joy, be our strength
Be our sheltering place
Our song in the night

We are broken– are we forsaken?
Has your love gone down with the sun?
And your mercy through all history,
Is it abandoned and undone?
Oh our hearts cannot be silent

“Man of Sorrows”, what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Jason made this amazing video of them telling their story too.

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