|Psalms 65:8 – “The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.”|
I have a new neighbor, and wow – is he noisy! Break of dawn – he’s getting with it. Dusk – still going strong. 2:00 a.m. – hasn’t slowed down a bit. Every time I hear the racket I want to . . . . well, I want to smile.
Are we so full of joy our song overflows? Do we continually praise God because we can’t praise Him enough? God hears our song. He knows our joys and sorrows. He sees our works. He knows when we try our best. God created the mockingbird to be enjoyed by all who hear his song. God wants us to share in his exuberance and our hearts overflow with His praise and be filled with His abiding joy.
You see, my new neighbor is a mockingbird! He is so full of song, he can’t seem to get it all out. His song varies and never grows old – it’s lively and joyful. The mockingbird’s enthusiasm is a wonderful metaphor for the Christian life. Take time to listen to a bird’s song. Let it fill your heart until it overflows with songs of joy and praise for the loving God who created all.
Sing: I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy Down in my Heart
Dear God: How magnificent is your Name! Thank you for Your wonderful creation and the joy You provide as we abide in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
–LINDY BELL, Plano, Texas