Christianity

Heavenly Sunlight

No matter how dark the night,

despite what the future may hold,

the voice that I hear whispers a tune..

right into my soul.

The music is all around us.  Can you hear it?

In the quiet I am surrounded by the sweet sound of birds outside my window.  Oblivious to the human condition these creatures continue their singing.  Do they sing because they are happy?  Are they calling out to awaken their loved ones?  Or are they singing because that’s just what they were created to do…

You and I were created for worship.  The world sings of passion and heartache, I sing and praise the One who has gifted me with life and peace and joy.

The song in my heart is a heavenly one.

This life is uncertain, to be sure, but there is always something–someone to be thankful for.   

When I worship the One who has given me the promise of His presence in every circumstance,

I am trusting Him to put a song in my heart and music in my soul.

Turn off the news.  Turn on the music.  Or just take a walk and listen.  You will hear it.  You will feel it.  And you will find it when you seek Him with all your heart. Put your focus on what is good and what is true.  (Philippians 4:8-9)

Storm clouds may gather,

the rain might fall,

the world might seem crazy, but OUR GOD is NOT.

He knows…

and because He lives, I will be singing in spite of it all:

Walking in sunlight, all of my journey,
over the mountains, through the deep vale;
Jesus has said, “I’ll never forsake thee,”
promise divine that never can fail.

Refrain:
Heavenly sunlight, heavenly sunlight,
flooding my soul with glory divine;
hallelujah, I am rejoicing,
singing His praises, Jesus is mine.

Shadows around me, shadows above me,
never conceal my Savior and Guide;
He is the light, in Him is no darkness;
ever I’m walking close to His side. [Refrain]

 In the bright sunlight, ever rejoicing,
pressing my way to mansions above;
singing His praises gladly I’m walking,
walking in sunlight, sunlight of love. [Refrain]

“Sing a new song to the Lord; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to Yahweh, praise His name; proclaim His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonderful works among all peoples.

For the Lord is great and is highly praised; He is feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.”  Psalm 96:1-6

6 replies »

  1. Our Creator will accept nothing less than the earth as heaven intended. Keep the faith. Keep listening to the music and the wind and the birds with your heart bursting with praise. This is a time of lamentation and transformation and the whole world grieves like a mother in birth or a father facing loss. Those words should be familiar to any Christian, but we may not have understood how real they are. This is no story to fall asleep by. Yet the future will not be as we want, but as God wants and He created each of us with the chance to be fully alive and human, no matter who we are or where we were born. The time may be passing when we could chose to hurt one another. We have no choice now but to love one another and return the earth to our loving Creator. He is waiting for us to see Him in each other. God bless you.

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