Listen for the Bells – Devotion 3

If I listen really carefully, I can hear the church bells ringing in the distance.  They are faint, but just loud enough to distinguish the proclamation of love.  They sing songs of joy and redemption.  They play notes of hope.  The proclamation is that all may not be well, but all will be well.  In the end, all will be well.  But I have to listen, intently.  I could certainly miss it all in the movement of life.  The noise of the day could drown out the proclamation.  It could all muffle the sound of hope.  If I get distracted by the day’s activities, I miss the songs of peace.

For me, that’s exactly what happens when I don’t take the time to meditate and hear God.  The noise of the world drowns out the sweet, small whisper from the Creator that all will be well.  I get caught up in my own agenda trying to accomplish the to-do list without considering the One that sets me free of it all, the One that calls me to simply be.

So today, I stop and listen.  Today, I hear the church bells ring loud and free.  I receive the message that I am loved, I am forgiven, I am HIS.  I hear God speak to me, “It is well, it is well.”  May you take a moment to hear God speak to you today.  Set aside the noise and chaos of life to simply hear God speak, in the sweet, loving whisper, that you are enough.  It is well.

Focus Scripture:

Leviticus 3:25-26

25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul that seeks him.
26 It is good that one should wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.

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