I Hear It Now


My four-year-old son Tim and I sat quietly, looking up at the night sky.  

“Look at all those stars…” I whispered.

“Yes! I can hear them,” he whispered back. 

“You can hear them?”  I asked.

“Yes.” He said. “They sound like crickets.”

Until that moment I was deaf to crickets, but now the cacophony couldn’t be ignored.  How weird something so obvious was beyond my acknowledgement.

In the same way, my recognition of God—His nearness and HERE-ness is sometimes overlooked.  I can be so consumed by a singular aspect of life— especially in the dark hours, I’m oblivious to His presence and call, until I intentionally listen for Him.

Knowing He is with me and actively engaged in every detail of my life changes how I view my situation, allowing me to see beyond the temporal to the eternal; that things aren’t falling apart, they are falling into place.


But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him— if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.  Deuteronomy 4:29 

I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.  Job 42:5

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day… Genesis 3:8


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