by Dannon Cole
Think of your favorite hymn. Or at least one of them. Imagine if you will that you are in a very large crowd and they do the same. Then everyone sings their favorite song at the same time. That’s right, all at one time and all together.
Now you may think: “That makes no sense at all”, but it does. Have you ever stopped to realize amid all the apparent confusion of our singing God had no problem at all sorting it all out. It wasn’t the least bit confusing to him. At any given time there are thousands, maybe millions of Christians all over the world singing, praying, preaching, and talking to God at the same time! Not to mention all the other things he can and does watch moment by moment.
In our finite way we tend to place limits on the infinite one. When our lives, as they often do, become crowded up with apparent confusion, we shortchange the Lord of all creation. Does life sometimes seem, like our singing, like it makes no sense? Do you seem to get lost in the “noise” of it all? Just you remember: You are never “lost” to God. He ever sees, ever hears, and he always can hear you. He can hear your singing” THROUGH IT ALL. He can hear your praying: THROUGH IT ALL. He can see your feeble efforts to communicate with him: THROUGH IT ALL. And when you feel insignificant, and small, when you feel that you are being overpowered by so many others, He sees, he hears, he knows.
So sing, even if others sing louder and better. Pray, even if you feel your prayer is feeble and you are unworthy. Don’t give up if the crowd is in the way, because just as Jesus felt the touch of the sickly woman with the “issue of blood” he will “feel” your touch when you reach out to him, and he IS within your reach, ALWAYS. He will feel your touch for the same reason. The “issue” is still “BLOOD”. If you are his, it’s because of the BLOOD. If you wish to belong to him, your issue is still “BLOOD”. You need it, Jesus gave it for you at
Calvary, and without it
there is NO HOPE!
So today, reach out to him. Reach out with your voice, reach out with your heart, Give him the confusion, the noise, the heartache, this load you are bearing. He offers peace, forgiveness, escape, and yes even confidence. Then after you have experienced his presence you will say as Isaiah of old.
"Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of
for great is the Holy one of
“ IN THE MIDST OF THEE”! (Isa. Chapter 12:6) Israel
I'm thankful for this reminder from my earthly father of my significance to my heavenly father. As I wrote last night... we are all created uniquely and in that same way, our paths are unique to us. Sometimes I wonder if we really have a choice at all... because ultimately He already has it planned out and our choices simply move us on to the next section of the path thru life and we learn and develop via those choices (good or bad). Daddy's words here speak to me about those times in life when you simply cant focus because of outside forces. It's like his singing metaphor... If you hear everyone else singing a different song, are you going to be able to tune them out and focus on your own song?? This is such a challenge, and something that a lot of us deal with frequently. We may think we feel called to do one thing, but outside sources distract us with their singing so that we can't focus on our own song. On the other hand, I'm sure that we can sometimes be that person with the distracting voice... so what do we do??
Don't be a distraction and don't let others distract you... help each other along the way... encourage each other's song. Focus, as hard as that is... keep your mind/body/soul focused one being the person He created you to be and reaching the goals He has shown you. Move with purpose... like the lady that touched just the hem of Jesus' garment and have faith that you will reach your goal, that you will sing your song... and that you WILL be heard by the One who loves you most and created you and who loves you through everything.
20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. (Matthew 9: 20 -22)
Please know that you are significant... you matter... and no matter how lost you may sometimes feel, God will ALWAYS find you.