October 27, 2014
They’re Playing Our Song
He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17 NIV, 1984 ed.).
Friend to Friend
I was riding on a chairlift at Keystone ski resort in Colorado. “Single,” I had called out while standing in line—the proper etiquette for those skiing alone. No one took me up on the offer to share the chair…and I breathed a sigh of relief. I was alone. I was glad.
As the gears churned and the cables strained to pull my metal chair up the mountain, I sensed God’s presence surrounding me. I wasn’t alone after all. Wrapped in the down of His love and zipped up with the security of His grace, I settled in for the brisk morning ride.
The great Rockies dressed in winter’s garment of glistening snow stood tall all around me. Strong. Powerful. Majestic. Sure. The lapis vault of heaven canopied the earth with wisps of feathery brushstrokes. Delicate. Winsome. Graceful. Changing. It seemed as if the breath of God kissed my cheeks with the tingling crispness of that Colorado morning.
As the braids of metal drew me higher and higher, I heard a mother and her daughter begin to sing. “Shout to the Lord, all the earth, let us sing—power and majesty praise to the King. Mountains bow down and the seas will roar at the sound of Your name.”
Like an old couple that warms with remembrance when “their song” comes on the radio, I basked in knowing that God had specifically pushed G-5 on the jukebox just for me. For they were singing our song—God’s and mine. It had been our song since I first heard the words in 1994. And it seemed God had just commissioned two of His children to serenade me. He was wooing me once again with music that wafted from behind and embraced my heart.
“He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17 NIV, 1984 ed.). God sang His love song and I drank it in.
I slid off the chairlift and onto the snow-packed ramp. With a push of the poles and a dig of the skis, I headed back down the mountain once again. And our great love story continued from the peaks of the Rockies to the muddy, slushy slopes and masses of people below. God had pursued and romanced my heart once again.
He’s pursuing you today. “I have loved you with an everlasting love;” He’s saying to you. “I have drawn you with loving-kindness” (Jeremiah 31:3).
Those are more than words on a page; they are words that God is speaking to YOU right now…at this very moment.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of music. Thank You for the many men and women who have penned the words, written the melodies, and sung the tunes. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Now It’s Your Turn
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades you call forth songs of joy. Psalm 65:8
Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Psalm 100:2
Do you and God have a special song? One that reminds You of His great love for you?
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