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Listen to Your Life

Listen to your lives for the sound of him.

Search even in the dark for the light and the love and the life because they are there also, and we are known each one by name.

Frederick Buechner, Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons, “Delay”

How can one hear a whisper
The whisper we each long to hear

I know you and I love you
And I will lead you to Life
If you will follow


How can one hear that whisper
Over the blaring TV screen
The even louder unsocial media
Telling us we are No Good
Unless we show this color
Drive this vehicle
Fly this flag
Wear these shoes

All hollering you are No Good
Unless you spend this extra dollar

Over the subterranean rumble
Signals from family:
You aren’t who we hoped you would be

How can one hear that whisper
Over the substances we use
To kill the pain of being No Good
The loudest voices of all
Telling us, time and time again,
You are No Good

Is there any hearing left
Any ability to discern?

Oh God, have mercy
Whisper loudly


Listen to your lives for the sound of him.

Search even in the dark for the light and the love and the life because they are there also, and we are known each one by name.

Frederick Buechner, Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons, “Delay”

Grace and peace to you…

dw

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6 replies on “Listen to Your Life”

Hope you are feeling better, DW. A very thought provoking poem, very beautiful. The Bible tells us that what the world loves, the Lord often detests. Conversely, what the Lord detests, the world loves. The Bible tells us that the world thought little of His Son because he wasn’t handsome, because he didn’t come from a prestigious family, because he wasn’t educated…and yet, he was all of those things: beautiful in spirit, all knowing, the Son of God. The world did not value or recognize his beauty, his heritage, his wisdom because the world is carnal. A remnant recognized him them and a remnant recognizes him now. If the world sees us as they saw him we should be honored.

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Thank you, Pam, for bringing these truths to the foreground. What we see is no different from what we were told we would see. “Jesus, come back soon!”

I’m still not feeling well but glad to be seeing my doctor tomorrow. Thank you for asking.

Grace and peace to you…

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Hi Pam, thanks so much for checking. Somewhat better, but it comes and goes. I have a scan scheduled next Friday that should help sort out what’s going on.

How are you? I hope all is well.

Thanks again!

dw

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I’m doing well. Very good, actually. Making headway in my depression and drawing closer to Christ. I’ve had depression for most of my life. I take medication for it. I do best when I communicate closely with the Lord. I hope your scan brings answers…not knowing is the worst part. When you know then you can address and treat the problem. In the meantime I’ll be praying for you.
I’ll check in with you around the 28th if not sooner.
God’s Blessings.

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Thanks so much, Pam. I get the depression part – it’s been a lifelong struggle for me, too. Drugs help 🙂. And having a lifeline to Jesus, who gave himself for us, makes all the difference. Grace and peace to you – I’m so glad to hear you are doing well.

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