As any mama knows, one of the givens of life with little ones is noise. And with three littles ages four and under in my house right now, it seems like it’s one of the noisiest seasons yet!
Most of the time I don’t really mind the noise, but I’m pretty picky about adding to the noise in regard to music.
However, all my littles, especially my oldest one, absolutely love music! My four-year-old will sit and just listen to music for long periods of time — and then will return the normal running, jumping and building of a little boy. Despite it adding to the general clamor, I want to foster this appreciation for music in Cedar and his little sisters and therefore I’m very excited whenever I come across good kids’ music.
About two years ago, I wrote about a new children’s music group I discovered, Rain For Roots. They had just released their first album, Big Stories for Little Ones, and my little ones and I loved it!
“Simple songs beautifully sung, all about Jesus.”
Big Stories for Little Ones has been played many, many times in our house and we continue to love it.
So when I heard that Rain For Roots was getting ready to release another album, I was very excited! Maybe it’s where I was at and what I was going through when we first started listening to The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like This, but I found the entire album to be incredibly profound.
During a time when it felt like every aspect of my life was up in the air, I was reminded to continue to trust Jesus with it all.
“So when you worry about today or tomorrow, and the storms that you might face, try to remember that you’re in the hands of the God Who made everything.”
“Come to Me, walk with Me, learn the rhythms of My grace. Come to Me, I have all you need, learn to rest even while you are awake.”
“Jesus says that even when our faith is small, nothing is impossible for Him at all, nothing is impossible for Him at all. Cause our God is faithful, He can move mountain, and He asks us to believe, our God is faithful.”
As I discovered, the songs on The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like This are great for mamas to listen to and be reminded of our Lord’s promises and truths. They are “officially” kids’ music, though, and have quickly become some of the littles’ favourites! And like in Rain For Roots’ first CD, they love to hear the “other little kids singing”.
Photography: JenniMarie Photography