Monday, April 18, 2016

Happy Monday Morning ~ Keep Singing

Hi friend!!!

Happy Monday Morning! 

"Hope" is the thing with feathers---
that perches in the soul--
and sings the tune without the words---
and never stops--
at all."  
~ Emily Dickinson

So is this just a cute quote or is there some real truth in it?
{the little purple birdie is definitely cute}

As I thought about this I had to giggle that feathers in my soul might just tickle. Ha!

But than I thought a bit more about it and got serious.

I feel it's more than a great quote or thought and we can find some encouraging stuff in it.

You see friend, when your source of hope is found in God - in His promises and His character (loving, caring, faithful, good, true, just, etc) - than we are able to have a hope deep in our soul that doesn't stop singing.

Having a hope like that in life's difficult and hard time could be like singing a tune without knowing the words. But, that hope inside us? It's there. And it's still real.

I admit I don't know a lot about birds, or there habits {except they love leaving me "presents" on my car's roof  and windshield when I park under the tree at work}. But, I have seen birds perched in a tree or on top of our backyard fence. They can hang on tight even when the branch sways and a breeze blows. And they just keep singing their song.

If that hope inside us is real, then I believe that even if it feels like we're perched high up in a tree and there's a wind blowing .....

.... We can still sing -

         "It is well with my soul."

                                   "I still believe."

                                               "Yet will I rejoice in You."

And even if you can't find the words - don't you still feel that hope?

Dear Jesus,
Please help us recognize the truth in your Word and know that You are able to give us hope and bring us peace. Help us to never give up and never loose hope. And if at times we feel we can't hear the tune any more or we've forgotten the words or our life feels like a bird has pooped on it, please restore the joy of our salvation* and sing over us with gladness** until we again can hear Your song of hope deep in our soul. May that song of hope never end.

*Nehemiah 8:10 
"...for the joy of the Lord is your strength."
**Zephaniah 3:17
"The Lord will take delight in you, and in his love he will give you new life. He will sing and be joyful over you."

Will you sing with me friend? {it's ok to just hum along until you remember the words again}

Love ya, 

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