Friday, October 14, 2011

Rejoices with Singing

The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."  Zephaniah 3:17

I LOVE this verse!! The very idea that my God is singing.... over me??

Earlier today I posted about the song "You are my Sunshine" and how I would sing it to my babies, often standing over their cribs as they fell asleep. And as I finished that post, this verse came trickling back into my memory. I have been meditating on it all day.
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As I recalled the old white crib, the tired, fussy baby curled up in a fuzzy yellow blanket and me, bent over the rail, one hand rubbing my baby's back, making soothing noises and then, finally, singing softly the one song that always seemed to stop the crying, I was hit with a fresh vision of My God, singing over me with delight, rejoicing in ME?!!

I was awestruck.

If you know me very well, you know I love singing. I love to worship Jesus through music. To me everything is a song, a musical--  just waiting to tap out the beat.  Everything in creation cries out in praise to its Creator. Rain splashing against the roof, wind spinning leaves off the ground, birds chirping, cows lowing, waves crashing against the shore....  all of creation rejoicing...

my life has certainly had its rough moments. times of crushing disappointment, crippling pain and betrayals. it has also had some fine moments. times of celebration, joy, healing, redemption. Through it all, My God who is Mighty to Save, has been with me.

When I was exhausted and could not take another step, when the tears seemed endless and my world was spinning out of control... when I was curled up emotionally hanging on for dear life, ready to give up...   in a holy moment, my Creator would bend down and caress my cheek, make that soothing 'hush-hush now" and then, softly, tenderly, sing over me.

Our God wants to sing over each of us, for He delights in His children. Would you stop long enough to listen to His Song for you today?


  1. What a lovely picture you've painted with your words!

  2. That sounds like an excellent idea! I will definitely try!

  3. Robyn! I didn't realize this was your blog! Your joy radiates through your words. I love how in love you are with your husband, too. I'm in that boat. With my husband, of course:). I've just signed up, so I'll be stopping by regularly. What a nice surprise to meet you here.

  4. Loved this. I love that Scripture passage. I haven't had kids of my own, but I've taken care of enough children to know that wonderful time of putting them down to sleep, singing over them (I'm almost always singing, too). It is truly remarkable, as is God's merciful love for us. <3


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