Emily Belle Freeman
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THIS IS MY JOY

AND MY GREAT REJOICING

Unknowingly

1 Kings 22:51 - 2 Kings 5:2

In 1 Kings chapter nineteen several verses stand out to me...

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord.

And, behold, the Lord passed by,

and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord;

but the Lord was not in the wind:

and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:

And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire:

and after the fire a still small voice. (verses 11-12)

 

These simple verses remind me of one of my most favorite poems...the lesson is similar...the message clear...

 

The boy whispered,   "God, speak to me."

And a bird sang.

The boy yelled,   "God, I can't hear you."

And thunder roared.

Still, the boy did not hear.

So, the boy said,   "God, let me see you."

And a star shone.

But the boy did not see.

He cried out,   "God, perform a miracle."

And a child was born.

But the boy did not know.

The boy became angry and screamed,   "God, let me know you are near!"

God bent down and touched the boy's shoulder,

And the boy brushed the butterfly from his shoulder

And walked away

Unknowingly.

(Author Unknown)

 

The simple verses touch my heart, the poem reminds me of a lesson that speaks truth.  I have decided I must be more aware.  I need to set aside quiet moments so that I might hear the still small voice.  I must open my eyes to see the tiny details, to experience the hand of the Lord in my life, to recognize that the Lord is everywhere...if only I could just open my eyes to see.

Oh, that I might hear.

And that I might see.

Today, that is my quest.

Emily Freeman