I Heard You Singing

That God thinks of us is by itself a testament to His capacity to consider us.  He continually reveals Himself in more intimate and caring ways than we have the capacity to fully enjoy.

Zephaniah is not a well known prophet (circa 600 BC ) who uses “the day of the Lord” more frequently than in any other Old Testament book. When we come to Zephaniah 3:17 we get a glimpse of “the day of the Lord” as that great epoch of redemption, of recovery; but listen to the expression of affection He uses:

The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.”

I suspect it is the experience of each one of us to hear Him singing – in the community of faith, in the loneliness of faith, in the shocking moments of surprise, and in the waiting moments of worship.  Today’s prayer comes from such moments:

I heard You singing

When the singing began
And the harmony silenced every other sound,

It drew me in to the center of the song
From where I sat at its periphery.

Swept up upon its crescendo
And lightly set down on its soft endings,

I listened to You whisper and hum
And was silent.

Great delight conducts your love;
What, the theme of Your praise?

How does the mighty Warrior worship
And draw me into Joy?

I heard You singing
And it was all I could do to breathe.

About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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1 Response to I Heard You Singing

  1. This is beautiful. I love the last line.


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