The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. (Zephaniah 3:17 NIV)
Are you feeling a little down lately? Is the world tossing you harder stuff than you can stand up against? Do you feel inadequate, unloved, or overwhelmed? Has life thrown some lousy junk your way? I may have the perfect remedy for the tough life blues! How about attending a concert! There is nothing like a good music fest to cheer up a broken heart.
Whose on stage, you ask? None other than the Creator, God Himself. He wants to invite you to His next gig. In fact, He's appearing right now. You don't even need a ticket, just drop a name at the door. The name is Jesus!
I'm sorry. I don't mean to sound irreverent. As I read this verse, speaking of God singing over me, I couldn't help imaging up a concert of God. I can't even fathom what the posters would look like!
I like the mental picture I get of God, the One who set the stars in place and counts each grain of sand, singing over me. Another image I see is that of a father, gently rocking his newborn child, as he softly sings a lullaby. Can you see the love? Can you sense the warmth? Can you feel the strength?
Read that verse again, placing your name where appropriate: "The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."
What a concert!