Hard to Kill

Simplicity is very important to me... Especially when I'm trying to learn something new.  If I can break it down into simple parts, I can usually knit the concept back together slowly but surely.  I've always loved history, but applying the history to me personally makes it so much more significant.  While it's easy to read a story, understanding is something altogether different.  These concepts have been especially difficult for me when it comes to scripture. We watched one of my favorite movies tonight at RCIA.  The Prince of Egypt is one of the best ways to learn about and understand the Book of Exodus.  It is an easy to understand telling of the story of Moses and his work to free the Hebrews from slavery.   The fact that the film is animated does not distract from the story or the meaning behind the events it depicts.  Of course I am particularly fond of the music and find myself drawn in emotionally to the lyrics.  It was VERY difficult to sit there and not sing along with all of the songs.  But I did it.  There is so much meaning behind the lyrics.  They are grace filled blessings.  (This one is my favorite from this movie.)

Many nights we've prayed With no proof anyone could hear In our hearts a hopeful song We barely understood Now we are not afraid Although we know there's much to fear We were moving mountains long before we knew we could

There can be miracles When you believe Though hope is frail It's hard to kill Who knows what miracles You can achieve When you believe Somehow you will You will when you believe

In this time of fear When prayer so often proved in vain Hope seemed like the summer birds Too swiftly flown away Yet now I'm standing here (Miriam: Now I'm standing here) With heart so full I can't explain Seeking faith and speaking words I never thought I'd say

There can be miracles when you believe (when you believe)

Though hope is frail It's hard to kill (it's hard to kill) Who knows what miracles You can achieve (you can achieve) When you believe Somehow you will You will when you believe