Friends. I really enjoyed this wonderful April 1991 Forward Day by Day reflection about a "singing God."
I don 't know who the author was. In 1991, FDBD didn't tell you who they were.
Blessings, love, and hugs,
Jeremiah 31:31-34. I will be their God and they will be my people.
George A. Benson in "The Silent Self, A Journal of Spiritual Discovery," remembers watching an old
Nepalese couple plowing on a poor farm. The man pulled the plow and the woman guided it.
It was a pitiful picture of poverty and hopelessness. But in the evening he saw them at them at the village spring.
The woman was stripped to the waist and the man was washing her back.
He remembered that the woman sang to the man as they plowed. "What, then, did the Nepalese couple have that separated them from the inherent travail of existence? I believe that they had one further piece of knowledge;
they knew that they were more than themselves.
They knew that beneath and beyond their humanity there is a singing God."
We are made in the image of this "singing God," and we are more than we realize.
The love that is available to us, in us, for giving - what we are and what we can do -
is much greater than we have ever imagined.
We are like gifted musicians who could compose and play like Bach,
but stick to running the scales.
God in Jesus, was both showing us what it means to become
our true selves and providing a way to do it. God's song is a love song,
and we are invited to listen with our hearts, with our spirits, and join in.