Psalm 8: 3-4 (NIV) says
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
Back in the early 2000’s a rather popular Christian singing group, Philips, Craig & Dean put out an album called “Let the Worshippers Arise.” On that album there was a single called “I Am a Friend of God.” It was definitely a favorite of mine. As a mom of 3 I can remember driving around in our van taking the kids to soccer practice, picking kids up from school, running errands – and yes, I was THAT Mom who you’ve seen singing and dancing in the seat of her vehicle while getting her praise on! It was a song that just lifted my soul and my spirit would rejoice! I AM A FRIEND OF GOD! How incredible is that!
However, it hasn’t always been that way for me. As a matter of fact, there have been times when I thought that God was so far away and didn’t hear me or even want to hear from me. Even though I grew up in a Christian home where the love of God was ever present – I made some decisions that took me down a path that I thought I would not be able to come back from. By the time I was 19 I was in a very dark place and everything I knew about God and His love for me seemed a lifetime ago. During the next few years, the impact of those decisions was silencing the voice that I had grown to know as my Heavenly Father. He was my friend – but now there was just no way that He still wanted to be my friend. I told myself that the damage was not repairable and that I couldn’t fix what I had done. I felt like a lost cause.
I told myself that the damage was not repairable and that I couldn’t fix what I had done. I felt like a lost cause.
I had a great aunt (my grandmother’s sister) who I was very close to growing up. During this time in my life, she would write weekly letters to me that were full of love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. It was through those letters that I began to remember those things that I had heard over and over as a child. God is love. He forgives. He shows us mercy and gives grace even when we don’t deserve it. He makes a way through the wilderness. He IS MY FRIEND. I wept. As her letters bathed me in love and touched the deep brokenness of my soul, I began to hear His voice whisper again to me His promises. Healing began.
...I began to hear His voice whisper again to me His promises.
So, when I heard this song years later – it struck a chord with me – no pun intended, lol. It reminded me of a time that I didn’t believe God wanted to be my friend – but all the while He was wooing me back through a precious Aunt who knew God’s love and friendship. It was wonderful to know that He wanted to be my friend and cared enough to remind me.
The lyrics to the song start out like this:
“Who am I that you are mindful of me? That you hear me when I call?”
“Is it true that you are thinking of me? How you love me! It’s Amazing!”
When you get a chance take a listen – I promise it will put a smile on your face and make your soul merry!
And remember from one sinner to another – God is full of love, mercy & grace!
Health & Life Coach Suzi
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