I drove past that familiar gnarled tree, and the yellow house I like. Approaching that long stoplight, I slowed to a stop. It’s a road I know. A drive I make daily. I try to get near to the Lord on the trip. To help me tune in, I’ve usually got a CD and two preset Christian stations.
One station is based 78 miles away. It’s rare to hear anything but static. But that morning, I forgot a CD. The other station had commercials. So I tuned in anyway.
The scratchy noises and competing voices blaring through the speakers echoed in me. But a few words I knew came through-
“tatat, froo, Ohah, today’s stats, mrrr…” competing voices, again, blared in.
But I knew the rest of the words. I love those words. So I sang along anyway.
“And start standing on Your truth revealed.”
Isn’t that life? If you’re anything like me, your head is full of competing voices and songs. We’ve got static in the form of distractions, worries, to-do lists, conversations on replay. Life is crazy busy and our hearts have tons and tons to sort out. So much of our time is spent trying to piece it all together until something makes sense.
We live in static. We feel that we live in the midst of the chaos, lost in the noise. But we know the Word of truth.
We can live it and sing it through all that tries to drown out our hope and our peace.
Scripture encourages us:
“Fix your eyes.” Listen, because:
“his sheep follow him because they know his voice. But they will never follow a stranger” (John 10:4-5.)
Sometimes, it’s better not to change the station in life for a clearer, more upbeat song. The static will always be there. The distractions will always beckon and call. We aren’t just to look to Christ when there is nothing else to see, or listen only when the others voices are hushed.
See through the mess, listen through the noise: He is here. His truth is clear. It does not change. Keep singing along.
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