Our challenge from WordPress just now is “What role does music play in your life?” As soon as I saw the invitation to write on it, the answer to the question and the subject of this post became clear to me. You see, the Lord constantly touches my heart through music! I must say that while radio, DVDs, television, concerts, websites, choirs and more always lift me up, by far the most grace and blessings come, to me from Him, through the birds singing outside my windows just now as I write this, as I first waken in the morning, and at random moments throughout the day. Sometimes their song startles me as the disquiet of my day threatens to steal my joy, for when I stop fretting and catch my breath, their voices are foreign to the mood I’ve fallen into and it takes a moment or several to allow my soul to rest and soak up the songs of praise they sing.
The Bible tells us oh so many times how much He cares for them and for us. It reveals to us that if He cares so much for the birds of the air then surely He cares so much more for each one of us, no matter what. Do you know what strikes me though? In a storm, in a really scary hurricane with winds knocking limb after enormous limb from the trees and threatening to overtake my home, these tender, gentle, and fragile creatures still sing their songs of praise. I ponder this as I consider the stress of my yesterday, and the annoyance of this morning. But, the birds still sing. I consider this as I frown over the party invitation I didn’t receive. But, still the birds sing. I look and listen with wonder at them as I fight thoughts of “what will tomorrow bring?” But again, the birds sing praises.
There is a lesson to be learned from these tiny musicians and vocalists.
For me it is not one of “Does He love me more than these”
but more importantly “How can I learn to be more like them?”
Words and photo by Martha L Shaw – ©1-26-2013