Song of Our Father (Revised)
When our children were younger, each evening when the shadows of night would deepen to darkness and the quiet stillness of slumber finally filled our home, our children would rest from all their cares and worries, lulled to a place of peace by the gentle melody of their mother’s singing.
And when the day’s first light began once again to spread its fingers across the sky, one often could hear the sound of quiet singing in our home. When the little ones in our arms nestled their little heads against us, my wife and I could not seem to help but sing. Such singing soothed the inexplicable fears and anxieties that beset small children but it also gave utterance to the joy and love we have for our beloved offspring.
Did you know that God, our Heavenly Father sings to you a heavenly love song that only the ears of faith can hear? He sings of how He would have you set aside worry and fear as you commit yourself into His care, trusting both His tender goodness and His glorious power to sustain you, protect you and guide you in this wilderness that we call life on planet earth.
“Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon, in all his splendor, was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith! And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek His kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well” (Luke 12:27-31 NIV).
The Spirit of God tenderly sings the notes of a melody of love for you if only you will listen with ears of trusting obedience. He ceaselessly beckons you to lay your head upon the bosom of His love and sink peacefully into the lullaby of His grace. “Do not be afraid, little flock, for Your Father has been pleased to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:32 NIV).
Our heavenly Father, pleased as He is to give to you the Kingdom through faith in His Son, sings to you a song of joy and delight. Indeed, all of heaven sings in an unabashed celebration whenever anyone turns from sin and selfishness and embraces the Father’s call to “come home” to Him. “…I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents” (Jesus in Luke 15:10 NIV).
Are you restless and weary? Are you worried and worn? Are you unsure and unsettled? If so, then it sounds to me like you are ready to "come home" to the heart of God through a sweet surrender of faith in Jesus Christ. And just so you know, He is more than ready to receive you and will eagerly usher you into the fullness of abundant life!
Any heart, including yours, that has been wounded in this life or has been stung to silent suffering has a tender tune that can fill it that only the God of Creation can sing. The melody of His grace can sweetly awaken to life hope that has long seemed dead and forgotten. His song of love can then yield in its turn a symphony of joy and celebration, of praise and thanksgiving. Please know that God is more than willing to wash your sin away and set you free, granting to you a new song. And though you may feel unwanted, unloved, rejected in life, He yearns to hold you to Himself and sing to you a love song of grace and beauty.
"On my bed I remember You; I think of You through the watches of the night. Because You are my help, I sing in the shadow of Your wings" (Psalm 63:6-7 NIV).
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