Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Read What's New Join
Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!




 
Christian Living PLEASE ENCOURAGE
AUTHOR BY COMMENTING


  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Insane Moments
by Corinne Smelker 
12/26/03
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





In the days leading up to Christmas, the radio station we listen to explained the source of many of today’s Christmas carols. It made for fascinating listening.

One of the carols mentioned was “Silent Night”, originally written in German as “Stille Nacht”. The man who wrote it had just witnessed the birth of a baby, and was out in the woods imagining the birth of Jesus. As he imagined, he thought of the first words of the carol. He ran home to write that carol, which we now know as “Silent Night.”

Here I was in my van, running around, like many of you, I guess, trying to get my last minute shopping done. But even if it were not the Christmas season, I tend to have a busy schedule, as do all of you. With kids in school, running a business from our home, and being involved in church, we have little time for long rambles through the woods (or in our case, the sub-division).

Well, then the thought crossed my mind: Does God speak even in the midst of this? To hear the radio station tell it, all of these great writers had oodles of time, which they spent in walks through the woods, and at their desks, and pianos writing and composing. In comparison to the peaceful moments, which led up to “Silent Night” story, my moments are generally insane!

Now, don’t get me wrong. I make sure the Lord is the center of my day. I, and my family have learnt from bitter experience what life in this house is like, if I don’t! But, I seldom have the time to contemplate like it seems these great composers did.

Then God reminded me it is often in the midst of the mundane, and in the midst of the busyness of the day, that He comes alongside me and gives me a “jewel”. One day I was complaining about the laundry, and He said, “Think of it like my love, never-ending!”

So in the midst of trying to get the kids ready for school, the phone ringing, the cats meowing insistently for breakfast, and my teen wondering his backpack is, I know the Lord is ministering to me.

I might never — no, let me rephrase that — I WILL never compose a hymn or a carol; but God speaks to me nonetheless. And I know, as you go through your day He speaks to you too.


PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by Corinne Smelker  or search for other articles by topic below.




Read more by clicking on a link:
Free Reprints
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.

NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL


God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You


...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 1261 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com