“Forever Yours”, from “Mary’s Song”, for Forte Friday

Forever Yours, from Mary's Song

“Forever Yours” . . . the song in Mary’s heart

When you think of the words, “Forever Yours”, what picture comes to your mind? The closing phrase of a love letter? A Valentine card? Or, does it bring to your mind the person who means the most to you. Maybe your husband or significant other. Perhaps it’s a beloved grandparent or other loved one. Or, maybe it is your relationship with the Lord. “Forever Yours” with Him. Wow.

When I wrote the songs to my “Mary’s Song” album, it was to musically depict the emotions Mary Magdalene felt in the days leading up to the crucifixion. Joy, sadness, wonder, separation, longing. . . the more I wrote, the longer the list became. One thing I knew was that to Mary, she would always be “Forever Yours” to her beloved Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The disciples fled. Mary was at the foot of the cross and went to the tomb. She was a loyal, dedicated follower of Jesus. She sat at his feet, learning from His words. While others scorned her, she anointed him with precious oil. One would have to say, without a doubt, she loved Him. Her heart’s song could have been . . . “Forever Yours”.

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“Forever Yours”, from “Mary’s Song”

The “Mary’s Song” album is about Mary Magdalene in the last days of Jesus being on the earth. And, since Easter is April 1 this year, I decided to share some of the songs of this album with you in the coming weeks .

I can see Mary gazing up at Jesus as she sat at His feet. I can see her holding onto every word He spoke, sealing them in her heart for the time when He would no longer be there. Mary had to have known or had some feeling that Jesus was nearing the end of His life, because she went to the supper and anointed Him for the burial. John 12 records:

3 “Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this.” (KJV)

Mary is an example to us of what true dedication is, and what true devotion to the Lord should be. As you listen to “Forever Yours”, think about her being in the Presence of the Lord, and the thoughts she may have had. Try to put yourself in her place. Are you “Forever His”? It is a question we should all ask ourselves in our walk with the Lord. If He says “Come”, will we follow Him? She is our example to become “Forever Yours” to the Lord.

If you would like to purchase this album, it is available on CD Baby, and iTunes. Other songs include, “Mary’s Song””Reverence”, “For Whom My Soul Loveth”, “Separation”, “Her Tears”, “Reflections in Time” and “Song of Love”. You can also listen to all of my songs on YouTube.

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