Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sing a Song of Hope....

Moments like these help me to believe that God is truly involved and active in our lives - whether we chose to believe it, or take time to notice, or not.

I was driving home from a meeting at work, heading up the interstate for an evening at the church. To my left, I noticed a very pale "sun dog" with and even paler rainbow to it's right.

The weather here has been mostly rainy with a few spots of sun thrown in to keep us all from going completely mad! The part of road I was driving, was dry, but I could see the clouds ahead of me, and could tell that there was rain not too far off. Yet, strangely enough, there was also a patch of deep blue sky.

I smiled at the color in the sky - the sun dog especially - and assessed the merging traffic. My children call them "God's eyes" and when they see them, they say, "God is looking at you!!"

With that in mind, I was just driving along, listening to the radio, asking for blog inspiration.

"What would you have me write about tonight?" I asked aloud. My mind started wandering with my heart not too far behind, looking at clouds, and thinking of such vague things as "life" and "purpose" and "small, small me, big, big world, bigger, bigger God"

I followed the road as it headed northwest, and glanced ahead of me. There it was! Bright, beautiful, breath-taking! I reached for my cell phone and snapped this picture. As you can imagine, the picture doesn't do it justice. The colors were brilliant - each stripe of the rainbow clearly defined. (Seriously, if I'd had my camera with me, I WOULD have stopped!)

As I took in a breath, the lyrics on the radio caught my attention....

".....You brighten up the sky..."

"OK, Lord...I am LISTEN-ING!"

Right on cue, it continued:

"I will sing a song of hope, sing along,
God of Heaven come down...."

I reached for a pencil and the envelope sitting beside me. I started jotting down the words of the song that really spoke to me.

".... calling me Your friend...."

"...I will sing a song of hope, sing along,
God of Heaven come down...
Just to know You and be loved is enough..."

As the lyrics faded away, I wondered how I fare in that regard. The ever present heart analysis began to kick in.

My song - my lifesong - would it be considered "a song of hope"? I'll have to pay attention...

"God of Heaven come down...."

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