I am your child


7 Day Music Challenge Day 5.

Beautiful:  by Shawn McDonald.


My message in this song….

This week was not without some significant challenge. I am trying not to understand it or even think about it because it involves so much pain.

I was in an automobile accident on Thursday totaling my car, sending me to the emergency room by ambulance. A random assault that I still can’t wrap my head around.

My car was struck hard by an oncoming truck which hit my tail end and spun my car three times in the middle of the intersection. While I was trying to gain control of the wheel, I remember shouting, 

“No God, not today, no I am not ready, please not today,” as the driver side of my car smashed into the electric pole.

Alert, seatbelted and air bagged tight against the door, I watched as a dozen fire fighters and paramedics flood the scene. They opened the door, I begged them to tell me everyone was ok. The assured me everyone was out of their cars and walking to the  coffee shop to be warm. I didn’t believe them. As each paramedic or police officer came to help me, I kept asking please make sure everyone is ok. I am fine, help the others.

Crawling out of the car I became in full view of the scene. My car wrapped around a pole, the car I just excited by crawling out the back. 

I said, officer, “Am I alive?” 

He said, “Sir, everyone is alive, no one it hurt.”

“Praise God, I said to the officer.  He looked me square on with spirit in his eyes and said, you have only one place to be this Sunday my friend…..Church.”
“Yes sir, I responded…..Amen.” As they loaded me into the back of the ambulance for the  hospital.

Today’s song interpretation is simple. As I sit at my table in my home, bruised and bumped up but so enormously thankful.  It is my personal message from Father God. The message is clear as the stars. That we have no control over anything in our life. That our existence is held only by our creator. The creator who decides the journey, who we will travel it with and where is the destination.

I never had doubt ever, but once again the fact is proven over and over about what I am?

A child created by our beautiful God, who never fails us, loving every day, all the time. We simply need to seek him in all we do, even when life is great or it is spinning out of control.

What am I?……A child of God, a God who died so I can live.

I feel, hear, see and am touched by the Grace of our God.

In Jesus Name I Pray,



As I look into the stars
Pondering how far away they are
How You hold them in Your hands
And still You know this man
You know my inner most being, oh
Even better than I know, than I know myself

What a beautiful God
What a beautiful God

And what am I
That I might be called Your child
What am I, what am I
That You might know me, my King
What am I, what am I, what am I

As I look off into the distance
Watching the sun roll on by
Beautiful colors all around me, oh
Painted all over the sky
And the same hands that created all of this
They created you and I

What a beautiful God
What a beautiful God

And what am I
That I might be called Your child
What am I, what am I
That You might know me, my King
What am I, jus’ what am I, I

That You might die, that I might live
Jus’ what am I, what am I
What am I, I, I, what am I

What am I, what am I
What am I, what am I
What am I


Published by John Chianelli, Writer

I am second. I will share my experiences, as a child of God, husband to Daniel, father, best friend, brother, son, leader, professor, writer and photographer. My intention for this blog is to be random, with no plan, no list, no direction and no expectations. Very different from how I lived my past life. My journey has been blessed by the mercy and grace of God and unwavering love. I hope you enjoy reading and sharing my experiences of hurts, laughter, discovery, friendships, Christ, and my family. Temenos is a safe circle where you can be yourself with peace of mind. Temenos originates from a Greek word which refers to a universal instinct to create a protected, safe space in which to heal, restore and regenerate yourself. My temenos circle is a place to be still and seek Jesus. It becomes my place to pray, reflect in the word of our Lord to shrink, grow in him, and heal my soul. What is your temenos circle? By: John Chianelli ©John Chianelli and Temenos Circle. 2016-2011. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog's author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided the full and clear credit is given to John Chianelli and Temenos Circle with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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