Waking this morning to the sounds of birds chirping . . .
No wait . . . Nope, w.r.o.n.g.! Living in the middle of a developing area, surrounded by all kinds of places to eat and to shop, multi-story business buildings, and various types of residential places, it’s a rare day to wake to seeming quiet. And on this my last week day of spring break, iI was grumbling a bit in my mind when I woke to the sounds of construction, delivery trucks, and a sundry of loud voices. So opening the pages of Jesus Calling today, these words put me in a big WOAH!
“Listen to the love song that I am continually singing to you. I take great delight in you. I rejoice over you with singing. The voices of the world are a cacophony of chaos, pulling you this way and that. Don’t listen to these voices; challenge them with My Word. Learn to take minibreaks from the world, finding a place to be still in My Presence and listen to My voice.”
. . . then I read the Zephaniah verse. My heart went WOW!
My mind flashes back to when the kids were little – from just hours old to still big enough to sit in my lap,with legs sprawling close to the floor, or lying in bed – I would sing to them. Singing was part of my delight in motherhood. Whether it was during a time of calm or during a time of distress, I would sing. I knew my children knew my voice and I knew that the sounds of singing would bring a calming quiet to the present discord. They knew my love.
I loved reading the words “cacophony of chaos” ~ I so relate!