How Can You See What Your Life Is Worth?

(by Danny)

In honor of this Easter weekend, Mara and I just finished watching one of my favorite animated movies – The Prince Of Egypt. While watching, I was reminded of just how much I love the song “Through Heaven’s Eyes” in the soundtrack.

I understand that when something like “Identity” is discussed on this blog people will come at that concept from many different angles depending on one’s faith or spiritual background. But ultimately, the lessons that need to be learned will always be the same. We must all learn (often times over and over, and then over again) to not base our worth on things so temporary and circumstantial. I think this song sums that up quite nicely.

Hope you all were able to celebrate this time of year in a way that was meaningful to you. I hope this religious holiday, or at least this spring season, brings the spirit of deliverance, rebirth, renewal, and new life.

A single thread in a tapestry, Through its color brightly shine
Can never see its purpose, In the pattern of the grand design
And the stone that sits on the very top, Of the mountain’s mighty face
Does it think it’s more important, Than the stones that form the base?
So how can you see what your life is worth, Or where your value lies?
You can never see through the eyes of man, You must look at your life
Look at your life through heaven’s eyes, Lai-la-lai…
A lake of gold in the desert sand, Is less than a cool fresh spring, 
And to one lost sheep, a shepherd boy Is greater than the richest king
If a man lose ev’rything he owns, Has he truly lost his worth?
Or is it the beginning, Of a new and brighter birth?
So how do you measure the worth of a man, In wealth or strength or size?
In how much he gained or how much he gave? The answer will come
The answer will come to him who tries, To look at his life through heaven’s eyes
And that’s why we share all we have with you, Though there’s little to be found
When all you’ve got is nothing, There’s a lot to go around
No life can escape being blown about, By the winds of change and chance
And though you never know all the steps, You must learn to join the dance
You must learn to join the dance, Lai-la-lai…
So how do you judge what a man is worth, By what he builds or buys?
You can never see with your eyes on earth, Look through heaven’s eyes
Look at your life, Look at your life
Look at your life through heaven’s eyes

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  1. Lauren Gillihan April 6, 2015 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    I love the story of Joseph, it's one of my favorites. He experienced many difficult and painful things in life (betrayal of family, slavery, prison etc.), and yet God used those very things for good in Joseph's life. I find that comforting as I face my own trials. Trusting God has a purpose for even the hard things in life gives me a lot of peace.

    Inspiring song, thank you for sharing!!!

  2. christina April 6, 2015 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Well, the sound on my computer isn't working right now, but I sure do love the lyrics 🙂

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