Years ago, while going through a season where my perception of God’s love for me was challenged, there were several days that I had a few lines from a song stuck in my head. That is not that unusual; we’ve all had that happen. What was unusual, was that I hadn’t heard this particular song in years, not even it’s melody had come across my path. Just a few lines from the song kept repeating in my mind. I’m not even sure I could recall the rest of the song; it was obscure and I had only ever heard it a few times, at best.
After a few days while humming it and going about mundane tasks, I felt that still, small voice speak to my spirit and I was thunderstruck. “Meg, you are hearing the song I am singing over you.” A passage in scripture, that always makes me smile is Zephaniah 3: 17 where the prophet says the Lord will rejoice over His people with singing. You see, in my period of doubt, doubt that My heavenly Father could love me as much as others He chose to favor with what I desperately longed for, but lacked, I was hearing, continually, Paul Simon’s song Father and Daughter. The lines I kept hearing were, “I’m going to watch you shine, gonna watch you grow….and as long as one and one is two there could never be a father who loved his daughter more than I love you.”
Oh, what we will hear if we listen, if we inquire after the Lord, and we wait upon Him! In Daniel 2:28 Daniel declares that there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, mysteries if you will. He longs to show us more of Him, reveal His nature that we may know Him. He does that primarily through scripture, His Word, His love letter to us, the greatest love story ever told. As we get into His Word, get before Him in prayer, which is not only unloading our cares and requests on Him, but surrendering our will to His, waiting upon Him, and listening, He will “show us great and mighty things” which we do not know. (Jer.33:3)
I began to ask that He would reveal to me what He was singing over me, when I needed to hear to it most, and the for wisdom to know, when it was just a song stuck in my head. He has answered a handful of times, always in surprising ways, and always timely and personally. I am so grateful for the heavenly Father who knows me intimately, and desires for me to know Him just as personally.
The truth that Daniel proclaimed to King Nebuchadnezzar, that there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, is unchanging. What do you need to know, how the God of the universe truly feels about you, how He sees you? Press into Him, ask, seek, knock, and as you wait upon Him, be listening. (Phil 3:14; Luke 11:9)