"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song."
The cold bleakness of the operating room was underlined by the loud, meaningless noise grating from the radio, compounding my vulnerability that morning. I was terrified of having surgeons invade my eye to reattach my retina and anxious about the possible complications. Wearily, I tried to focus on Jesus.
Suddenly, “Morning has broken like the first morning” tunefully flooded the room from the radio, and I was overcome by joy and peace. The Lord knew just how to reassure me that He was near and in charge, through those particular lyrics of a favorite hymn praising Him. I was able to relax within His warm love.
Jesus seems to delight in surprising us with new ways of revealing His presence – often amazingly
personal, meaningful, and memorable ones. Sometimes it’s as though He’s singing to us Himself with
soothing lullabies and His heart’s most expressive melodies (Zephaniah 3:17). Equally He delights in our recognition and appreciation of His companionship and care, the sweetest of songs to His loving ears.
OUR KIND LORD TOUCHINGLY REASSURES AND UPHOLDS US IN THE WAYS WE MOST NEED AND RECOGNIZE, DRAWING US EVER CLOSER TO HIM.