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You Made Me So

November 25, 2015

In her sermon this past weekend, our Associate Pastor Jessica told about helping with a food pantry truck in Washington, D.C. while attending our United Methodist seminary there.

One of the recipients has stuck with her for several years.

As she was handing this homeless immigrant from China a peanut butter sandwich, a bowl of soup and a bag of carrots, he smiled and sang this to her: “You made me so very happy.”

Maybe you recognize that as a line from a classic rock song by Blood, Sweat and Tears. Here’s a link to a great live version, with David Clayton Thomas singing it:

That entire song just might find its way into a worship service before long as a form of a doxology. It goes in part —

I lost at love before
Got mad and closed the door
But you said, “Try, just once more”
I chose you for the one
Now we’re having so much fun
You treated me so kind
I’m about to lose my mind
CHORUS: You made me so very happy
I’m so glad you came into my life
The others were untrue
But when it came to loving you
I’d spend my whole life with you
‘Cause you came and you took control
You touched my very soul
You always showed me that
Loving you is where it’s at
CHORUS: You made me so very happy
I’m so glad you came into my life
Not a bad prayer for Thanksgiving…not a bad thing to tell to someone sitting at the table with you tomorrow…not a bad thing to go ahead and sing….
And please let me say Thank You for reading and commenting as so many of you do, either here or elsewhere online or on the street or wherever. Thank You. You made me so very happy..

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One Comment
  1. You’ve made me so very thankful! Thank you every day!!!


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