You know those times when you think you don’t have anything to say, and then you hear the soft voice? Maybe you don’t have those times. In the stillness of the night, when you purposely push into the quietness, because you know that’s where you’ll hear the voice of God. And sometimes, it’s a song He’s singing. The Bible does declare He sings over us.
Tonight, He was singing over me, and it just happened to be a reminder. “If not for this, you wouldn’t have never sought me. If not for such a deemed tragedy you would have never known you needed to be free.” My inside Spirit man heard this, while my ears heard Garth Brooks singing a song about Unanswered Prayers.
I’m not going to go into the backstory. I’m not going to give the history here. I’m just going to tell you, my Mother was a sick woman. Disease grabbed her body early in my life, and on a few occasions it had left her for death.
I’M GOING TO SAY SOMETHING HERE YOU MAY NOT AGREE WITH. SOMETIMES GOD ALLOWS HIS SAINTS TO SUFFER, BECAUSE THERE ARE OTHERS HE IS TRYING TO REACH, AND THE ONLY WAY THEY’LL COME TO HIM, IS IN THE FAITH EXHIBITED BY THE ONE SUFFERING.
I can honestly tell you, the main reason I follow Christ now, is because my mom showed me how to follow Christ into her death. The way she carried herself, when she couldn’t literally carry anything. The way she still witnessed to her bitter son, the way she still wanted to hear her songs about heaven. The way when she closed her eyes in death, peace flowed from her hand to mine.
Maybe you’ve got it all together. Maybe you’ve never had a prayer for someone go unanswered. What if my prayers for healing for her, had been answered? When you can’t acknowledge God in His ultimate act of just Being, you seldom come to Him with genuine gratitude after He’s answered a selfish prayer.
I’m thankful God woke me with a song. He is faithful. Last night I had determined I had nothing else to say about Mom. This morning He reminded me that He took her home, selfishly. Maybe you don’t think God can be selfish.
If we are made in His image. If we are His adopted rightful heirs through Christ Jesus. If He literally walked this Earth and died for us. Why are we so simple to think God doesn’t long for our presence in His throne room. Sometimes God doesn’t answer your prayers, mine, simply because His love requires the presence of the one you love so dear. Maybe the song He’s singing over you now is a sweet song of comfort. Reminding you, He loved you so much, that He’s not going to spare someone anymore to live in pain, to make you feel better, when God himself can comfort the one you’ve been praying for by literally holding them in His awaiting arms.