At five o’clock this morning, Journey was blasting from my husband’s cheap plastic clock radio… One of those $5 ones that doesn’t catch the FM station too well. Imagine “so now I come to you with open arms” paired with lots of static and white noise blaring in the dark at 5:00 a.m. I’m talking top volume here. My foggy brain was deep in sleep and hearing a completely different song and wondering why he wasn’t turning the clock OFF!! I fumbled in the dark, climbing across to his side, until I finally got it to stop. Apparently he had gotten up and failed to turn the thing off. Doesn’t he know I’m retired?
The song in MY head was Drops in the Ocean from Hawk Nelson. So there I was, sound asleep with God singing these beautiful words over me.
If you want to know
How far my love can go
Just how deep, just how wide
If you want to see
How much you mean to me
Look at my hands, look at my side
If you could count the times I say you are forgiven
It’s more than the drops in the ocean
In the middle of this sweet state comes “so here I stand with open arms.” Isn’t that poetic?? God is singing over me in my subconscious sleeping brain to just look at his hands and his sides if I want to know how much he loves me, and then God blasts “here I am with open arms” right into my hearing, physical ears!! Like God is saying, “Hello???? Are you getting this???”
Speak Lord for your servant is listening!