So my husband has this weird thing that’s kind of adorable and it changed everything this one night. He loves to wait until it’s time to go to sleep to really talk. It’s something that has drove me crazy, but yet it’s something that I love because it’s in those hours that conversations are sparked and meaningful moments are shared.
Just a couple of weeks ago we had one of these soul bearing talks that also led to God sharing something with me on my bedroom wall. As we’re talking, I had turned the flashlight from my phone on so that I could see his eyes in rhythm with his words. As the light shined directly on my wall, my hand passed over and we began to chuckle as we saw puppet shadows hovering over us!
I couldn’t help but notice that the closer I moved my hand toward the light the more the image grew and the further away the smaller it got. There in the midst of late night conversations between husband and wife, an even bigger conversation started between Daddy and Daughter!
You see, the conversation that was taking up the sleeping hours between my husband and I was mainly due to how I was feeling about some things in my life that seemed to be getting larger, and that’s where Daddy stepped in to sing His lullaby over me so beautifully!
His song was just what I needed to be reminded of, my image of who He is grows the closer I am to Him. I laid there and constantly moved my hand closer to and further away from the light as if I was researching what He was saying to me. All the research in the world couldn’t change the truth that was sang in perfect harmony to the deepest places within my soul. The closer I am to Him, the more I see Him for who He is, a Great God who is greater than anything I’m facing. The further away I am the more I see my problems.
Sometimes when life casts dark shadows over us through our circumstances, it’s easy to forget what we know to be true. Remembering what we know about God and His promises will help carry us through even the toughest of times.
The melody that filled the room in those late hours caused my heart to slow dance with the very One who causes it to beat. It was almost as if every breath I took afterwards swayed in perfect rhythm with the One who loves me more than anyone ever could. I floated as light as a feather once again as my focus was now on the truth that God has faithfully reminded me of many times, “But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge, I will tell of all your deeds.” Psalm 73:28.
When I draw near to God everything else pales in comparison. It is God who has control over my life, who lightens my load, and is greater than any problem that could ever cast itself over me, He is my refuge! That night, all because my husband waited until bedtime to really talk to me, I heard the voice that was able to soothe even the roughest of seas. I can’t help but think that if he wasn’t who he was, I would have missed this late night conversation that led to my finding peace once again.
God can use any moment to speak to us what He knows we long to hear. He is a limitless God that sings over us the perfect melody that draws us closer to Him. He loves us in ways that leave us breathless and reminds us who He is with something as simple as light and puppet shadows.
Just as my husband smiled at me because He knew this would turn into something I had to share in writing, I closed my eyes, casted all of my anxieties on the One who cares for me and drifted off to a night of peaceful sleep to the tune of my Daddy’s lullaby.
What anxieties or problems are you dealing with today? Can I just encourage you to cast them away to the One who cares for you as you draw closer to Him and rest in His promises? The closer we are to Him the more we see how much Greater He is than anything we face. Even the darkness is no match for our Light who has the power to cast away every shadow!