Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A Verse for the Day

Zephaniah 3:17
The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."

There was a CD out about a year ago called Glory Revealed that a few contemporary christian artist had gotten together and taken scripture and put it to music. Mac Powell from Third Day was one of the artist, so I had to buy the cd. It was an awesome cd and one of my favorite songs was from the verse above. I have been a christian for almost 30 years ,went to christian school and Bible college and I never remember hearing this verse until that song.

I am reading Max Lucado's book Just like Jesus right now in my quiet time and I read about this verse again this week. Now this book was written about 5 years ago and I am just now reading it. Why have I never heard this verse before? In my opinion, it should be one of the first verses a new believer memorizes!

The God of all creation rejoices over me! He sings over me He quiets me with His love. The image of a mother rocking her newborn to sleep, singing a lullaby, cooing love for the child is what I see when I hear this verse. We don't have to have had a good day and been a good boy or girl to get this love...we only have to be His child.

If there is anyone out there who reads my blog that feels alone or in need of a hug, just climb right up in God's big ol rocking chair and let him sing you to sleep and love on you. It's not a chore...He delights in it....He delights in you!


Anonymous said...

Very well said and exactly what I needed to read this morning. Thanks for sharing that verse with me. Love you bunches! ~Amy

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful verse given by God through you today--just the medicine I needed. Sharon

Allison said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog but wanted to comment on how much this post of yours blessed me. I like how you said we don't have to have had a good day or been a good boy or girl, we just need to be His child. This verse really does ease hurts of the heart doesn't it? I like one in Psalms about how He surrounds us with songs of deliverance. Thank you so much for posting this. What a wonderful friend you must be IRL!