I am afraid of beginning,
‘cause I don’t know how to end.
But you told me that the mountain before us
would become a plain in our eyes.
So I won’t despise,
I won’t despise the day,
I won’t despise the day of small things.

Even when you tell me…
oh, even then I’m shaking

‘Cause I am afraid of believing,
The plans that we make seem so big.
But you’ve shown me that we’re never alone,
and your spirit will stay by our side.
So I won’t despise,
I won’t despise the day,
I won’t despise the day of small things.



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    General CommentTo me the song seems to be saying, "It's okay to start small." When we have big plans, when there are problems in our lives that seem like mountains, we usually want to tackle it all at once. We don't want to take baby steps or start with training wheels, we want to do it NOW, and we don't have the patience for the steps it will take to get us there. This song is saying not to despise those steps. We can't tackle it all at once. We have to chip away at it, with the Lord's help, until it "becomes a plain in our eyes."

    On the inside packet of the CD cover, Alli wrote the Bible verse Zechariah 4:10, which says "Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin..."

    It's okay to start small. God will help pick up the slack.
    Woggson July 10, 2008   Link

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