And I am the One Who wove the lyrics and the melody into the fabric of your life.
So, My child sing My song.
~ Jeanie Miley
I think of each of us was born with a unique song in our hearts. It is the song God intended for us to share with the world. That song that dwells in our heart is nurtured by the way we love and the way others love us. Over time the notes of our song join together to form a melody that we sing as we live our lives.
In a perfect world everyone’s heart song would flourish. Unfortunately, we live in a fallen world that tries to steal our songs before we have a chance to sing. Sometimes others actions rob us of our songs. Sometimes our own actions steal our songs. And sometimes it is a combination of others actions and our own actions.
Regardless of whose actions are to blame many of us are walking around with our heart songs silenced by the pain that we carry. Here is part of a poem I wrote quite awhile ago that talks about the seeds of song in our hearts:
…The fertile soil of my heart watered
my seeds of song as they sprouted
Leaves reaching for the light of love
Blooms spread open in song.
Then one day a shadow stranger
Paid a visit to my heart garden
He blocked the light of love
Stealing lyrics from my song blooms.
The stranger crushed the petals
Blowing their dust from his hand
The lyrics scattered on the wind
Lost to my heart’s perception…
The scattered petal dust of my song
Awaits the return of the light of love,
Who has the power to change petal dust
Into the seeds of song once again.
As I re-read that poem, I thought how the “shadow stranger” could be an addiction, disease, depression, an unhealthy relationship, a lost job, or any number of negative circumstances that cause us to stumble in life. While the stranger is determined to destroy what is good in our lives he is not ultimately successful. Because the “light of love” has the power to heal what was destroyed and make it whole once again.
That is the hope we can have in the Lord. He is the “Light of Love” that heals us…making us whole. He is the One Who takes what has been destroyed and makes it brand new! The Lord is the One Who gives us our new song to sing.
He has given me a new song to sing,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what he has done and be amazed.
They will put their trust in the Lord.
Psalm 40:3 NLT