While in God's Grip!
Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.
~ Psalm 96:1
So often we talk of God's timing, and those infamous words, "God's plan." Our ability to define time by hands on a clock often creates anxiety that can sometimes be overwhelming. This morning I'm sharing my own excitement and anticipation. Our daughter-in-law is scheduled to head to the hospital to give birth to our second grandchild.
This has been a series of ups and downs, and I don't think anyone is more ready to have this little girl than she is!
Birth and death are both anticipatory moments in our lives that we all experience. The rest, known as "life" is filled with times that are entirely ours. From an early age we discover the importance of lessons, of learning, how to love and so much more. We learn of hope, and strength, sadness and pain. The span of our life, no matter how long or short, can create a countless number of experiences. All of which make us who we are.
We are reminded to sing a new song to the Lord with each new day.
We can, you know? Just as flowers find ways to bloom anew each day, we can also discover new ways of expressing ourselves.
While we pray that each day brings us closer to God and one another, there is always within, some form of anticipation.
I guess that is why I strive to discover joy in each new day, because even God is exploring ways of expression so that we take note of God's presence in our lives. Even God anticipates our voices and hopes that at some point today, we will reach out, and sing a song of thankfulness for God's presence.
While I wait in anticipation for the birth of my granddaughter, I am singing a new song.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Dear Lord, today I realize you are caring for my family in a very special way. I thank you for giving me a song in my heart. Amen!
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.