Friday, August 8, 2008

The Song of the Brook

Have you had the privilege of sitting by a brook and hearing the sweet song it sends forth as the water runs over the rocks and moves towards the mouth of the brook?

I used to live on a property that had a brook on it that
ran from a distant lake to a large local river –
I would love to spend time by the brook and let its song
sooth my soul.

When we had a dry spell the song of the brook diminished
to a trickle –
When we had lots of rain or melted snow the song changed
to a faster - sometimes ferocious - melody.
When the amount of water was “just right” the song
was restful and peaceful.

Reflect on your song – your life –
What happens to your song when you have a “dry spell”?
When the storm hits with lots of “wind and
rain and melted snow”?
What about when all is “just right”?

One day I tried to change the course of the brook by
rearranging the rocks in its path.
I hadn’t done too much digging and rearranging
when I realized that I was tampering with God’s creation –

What was I thinking?
Who was I to think that I could “improve” on God’s creation?

Talk about a “light bulb moment”!

I put the rocks back where they had been and
gave the brook back to nature – back to God –
I sat back and thanked my God for showing me His truth
before I had destroyed the “song”.

How often do we try to “rearrange” things in our life?

Do we get in the way of God and try to “fix” His creation –
(me – us)
thinking we can do a better job at it than He has done so far?
I don’t know about you, but, at times I’m guilty of this.

How like our song – our life - is the song of the brook...
· One day gentle, peaceful, joyful
· The next day painful, tumultuous, angry.

Praise God –
He has given us a sweet song to sing –

Psalm 40:3
He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.

Dear Father God,
May my heart – and my mouth –
be filled with praise to You –
even in the middle of a storm;
May I always realize that I am nothing without You;
May I know that every blessing I have comes from You;
No matter what life brings to me today
may my song be one of praise and thanksgiving,
to You, My Heavenly Father;
My Savior; My Rock; My Strength; My Redeemer.
Thank You for Your faithfulness, your promises, Your love.
In the precious name of Jesus,

Dear Precious Reader –
I pray this for you as well – no matter what life brings
your way may your song be filled with sweetness;
with praise to God for His love for you.
Blessings to you this day!


This is the day the LORD has made,
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

Resting in HIM,

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