‘For the Lord will not forsake His people, for His great name’s sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you His people.’ (1 Samuel 12:22 NKJV)
Just as planned, the teardrop in the lower park where I played in my growing up years transformed into a quaint little celebratory arts festival. Vendors, concessions, helpers, musicians played out that weekend like a well-oiled machine. Evening was drawing the festival to a close. Clouds began to gray and set heavy as booths folded down, wrapping their wares, packing their trailers for the next fair. Some local souls meandered aimless hanging on to the welcome interruption to the hum-drum of daily life.
Festival friend, Tom Ware, eased onto the makeshift stage to make his music for the final act of the weekend.
Busy checking to-do’s off my list, the focus of few remaining weary vendors intent on wrapping their wares, packing their trailers for the next show, when all the world came to a Holy hush as Mr. Ware began to play. The haunting beauty of the voice of his native flute gently held in the damp air. The sound tenderly pried our hearts open in deep authentic worship. Surreal. Breathtaking peace poured in to empty bones. Every sense was awakened and reclaimed. It was an “oh” moment.
Beloved, you and I can expect our Creator in the unexpected. He is working in your life in ways you can not begin to imagine. And, sometimes, when you least expect Him, He breaks you wide open to receive.
He is pleased to have made you His own.