I am thankful for Rachmaninoff’s “Third Piano Concerto.” I am thankful for that piece of music because it is what inspired me to want to get good at playing the piano.
Marcia the Elder:
I am thankful for the song “Amazing Grace.” It has been my most long-term favorite song, because it speaks to my soul. Sometimes I feel “lost,” and sometimes I feel “found.” No matter which I feel, I know that the lasting peace comes through Christ. When they were babies, I sang this almost daily (nightly) to each of the kids to get them to sleep. I have a runner-up category of “angry chick music,” which I actually think of as “strong woman music,” because they speak to me, too; albeit in a different way, and mostly when I am angry/grieving/need motivation to do hard things.
Marcia the Younger:
I am thankful for the song for “The First Article of Faith” because it is the first commandment God ever gave to anyone.*
I am thankful for the song for “The Ninth Article of Faith,” because it is my favorite Article of Faith, I don’t know why**, I just know that it is.
My song of music that I am thankful for is “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” Because, I don’t know, because it (the star) means Jesus, and Jesus has God’s power. And because Jesus is cool. That’s not all of it.***
* First Article of Faith: We believe in God the Eternal Father, and in His son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost.
First of the Ten Commandments: I am the Lord they God, thou shalt have no other gods before me.
She feels like we are commanded to believe in God, and we claim to believe in God, so to her they are on the same level.
** I know why. In an effort to help the Children understand what it is we believe, sometime in 2019, we were teaching them the Articles of Faith. For the ninth, we decided to use a song to help us. We sang it many many times in one week. Then we decided to randomly sing it, and to this day we will break out into the song, and we can’t help but join in when anyone starts it. And we all laugh together, and then move on with whatever we were doing. The Ninth Article of Faith:
We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.
*** Corban refused to tell us the rest of his reasons, maybe someday he will.