Sometimes before bed Rhys will ask me to sing to her. About a year ago, she had a certain order of songs that she liked: Wheels on the Bus, R-E-D, and Itsy Bitsy Spider. After about age 3.5, she started asking me to sing her some of "your songs, mommy." After asking her a lot of questions, I figured out that she wanted me to sing her the songs that we sing at church or that she listens to on my phone when I run. Her new favorite quickly became Hillsong United's Oceans. So we sang that every night for several weeks. More recently, she wanted me to sing her some new songs. Let me say that at bedtime, like most moms, my brain is DONE. I was having a hard time coming up with any song, much less one that was "new" to her. One Sunday night (after singing Be Still and Know that I am God in church that morning) I started singing it to her. She fell in love. Even to this day, you might hear Rhys humming or singing this song. I was able to capture her singing on a little video.
I pray that her heart will always remember this truth and she will go to this verse (and song) throughout her life.
"Be Still and Know that I'm Is God" by Rhys Bennett, age 3 (almost 4) at the time of recording: