there once was a bird on a wire
he looked as though he’d never tire
he sang his sweet song
praised the Lord all day long
the sounds of creation inspire!
If you really knew me, you’d know that I get bored of things very easily. Last week was the two year anniversary of starting this blog- which is quite an accomplishment for myself. Routine is not something I am good at, and routines often make me feel like a bird in a cage.
But I have found freedom in the routine of coming here to write- because God is good, He is faithful, and He is always teaching me something…
My youngest daughter came to me last evening to ask me a question. I noticed that her eyes were welled up with tears.
“Why are you crying, babe?” I asked her.
“I cry when I sing, momma.”
“What were you singing?” I asked her.
“A song I made up.” She smiled and gave me the most earnest look.
“Will you sing it for me?” She shook her head no. “Please? Pretty please?” Again, she shook her head no.
I let it go- even though I wanted to hear her song more than anything at that moment. She sat at my computer and began playing a game. I sat at the piano behind her and began playing worship songs.
I sang quietly as I played. “Beautiful One, I love…Beautiful One, I adore…” and ever so softly, I heard her little voice sing in unison with mine. She couldn’t resist joining me, and hearing her sing made me cry.
As I listened to her, I was reminded that I am just like my daughter. Who am I kidding?! I’m still afraid to share my thoughts and songs with others, but where there is fear- there is freedom in Christ. So often I write… and because I think it isn’t “good enough”- I don’t share it. Just as I longed to hear my daughter’s song- there is someone longing to hear yours…and mine.
He inspires me to keep on creating, writing, and to keep on singing… for His glory! He wants us to share with others what He has done in our lives- and that’s always something worth writing about!
There is someone out there-even if it’s one person- who needs to hear your story and your song. He wants to use you, speak through you, and He wants to shine through your broken pieces- so that others may see Him!
In my distress I prayed to the Lord,
and the Lord answered me and set me free.
The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear.
What can mere people do to me? Psalm 118:5-6