Monday, March 30, 2009

Quiet you...


I am so blessed.... I get to sing with our church band every 3 months & I so enjoy being up there worshiping! One of the best parts, I get to stand next to my incredible friend Lynn & laugh & just Praise God together ... plus, girlfriend can HARMONIZE!!! She makes me sound good when I'm not that good of a singer!!!


The one thing I love about being up there though is being able to see things from a different view. I love to look out on my church family & see their faces as they worship. Some of them, they just sing along, watching the screen, some of them just stand without flinching - or even moving their mouths!!, some of them have their hands raised in total worship - some of them, you can see the love of Jesus all over their face as their heads are raised high & voices are belted.... Its a great sight.


A few weeks ago though, one of the nursery workers had to bring up a child from downstairs that could NOT be comforted... this poor little girl just wanted her mommy. We were up front singing & we could see it all... the worker bringing the crying girl in - the girl virtually JUMPING into her mother's arms & yet, she still just cried. Her mom took her outside for a bit & returned - the little girl screamed & cried again, but after awhile, she settled down.


Why do I bring that up? Because my memory verse for the first part of the month has been Zephaniah 3:17


"The Lord your God is with you - he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing"


What I saw just really brought out the part of the verse that said "... he will quiet you with his love..."


You know when you see a baby crying - they just wanted to be comforted, they just want to be held. Holding them is not helping the "problem" or taking away physical pain or heart ache - but its just comforting them with love. And eventually, the tears will cease.


I thought of how we go crying to God & he holds us like that - how He quiets us with his love... he lets us lay in his arms & cry & he will tell us the same thing we tell a crying baby in our arms... "ssshhh, it'll be alright"....


May God quiet us with his love when we feel the need to cry out to him....

13 comments:

  1. You are right... and you know... just like a good parent... he is always close by when we need him... ready to scoop us up anytime. Great point Sister Friend!!! (BTW... I love singing with you... but I love watching you SIGN... great job yesterday. Made me CRY it was so moving!!!)

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  2. I love it Rebecca.
    Very thoughtful!

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  3. Rebecca,
    Feeling the need to just be quiet before Him and held in His very strong arms.

    Love you friend,
    dawn

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  4. Amen, sister! You write so eloquently, Rebecca! What a gift you have!

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  5. What a great verse. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Very inspiring post...

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  6. I love that verse - it has always been one of my favorites :-) And what a beautiful picture it gives -- thanks for sharing!

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  7. You sing too! Is there anything you CAN'T do?

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  8. That is one of my favorite scriptures! It is so comforting to know that about our sweet Savior!

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  9. I have been needing to feel that quiet lately and He is answering as we speak. My outlook is better every day!

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  10. That is so amazing! I wish I could sing, you'll have to post a video. I love church choirs they are so moving.

    The baby crying is so sweet, it's so hard being a mommy with crying kids it's nice to have kind people around who understand.

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  11. I absolutely love that verse, it is one of my favs and I had it up on my blog for awhile and just changed it yesterday to something on contentment! :)

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