Monday, April 11, 2011

Let The World Hear Your Tune

Last night, for the very first time I stepped outside and heard spring peepers. It was quite glorious because it means...

SPRING is finally here!

They have been hibernating away all winter, and now they want to be heard. Tucked away through the cold bitter winter, they are awake, and want the world to hear their tunes.

It's so easy to hibernate. To get comfortable where we are, to do what we can to get by. When we wake up though, we realize just how much we have been missing.

How marvelous it feels to wake up and let God take control!

The song by Casting Crowns While You Were Sleeping says just what we can miss while we are sleeping.

America, what will we miss while we are sleeping?
Will Jesus come again
And leave us slumbering where we lay
America, will we go down in history
As a nation with no room for its King?
Will we be sleeping
Will we be sleeping

It's easy sometimes to feel that you are doing what you need to do to get's hard for some people to get up and get out there and tell the world, or even just their friends to wake up to what is real, true and holy.

How will you feel when they are gone, and you didn't give them the chance to wake up and see what they've missed while they were sleeping.

The world needs an awakening...

It can't happen when even WE, the Christians, the ones God called to preach to the nations, are sleeping ourselves.

Just like the spring peepers.

We need to wake up and let the world hear our tune. The tune of Jesus, the tune of redemption, grace, mercy, and love.

Secured Tightly in His Grip,



  1. What a glorious reminder that our voices need to sing from the mountains of our wonderful God. I too have been hibernating and nursing a wounded heart. I am feeling prompted to come out of the "Cave..." Thank you!

  2. The peepers peeked out about three weeks ago where I am, only to have to deal with two more horrible cold days on the heels of hot days...but yes, it is nothing short of Heaven to hear them, and feel as if "the winter is past, the rain is over and gone..."

  3. Light under a basket doesn't do much good. If we have Him in us - we need to be out there and allowing Him to shine. First to wake - then to sing. Amen Rachael

  4. I love the way you let God use the spring peepers to speak this Truth to you. There are so many blessings in being open to Him like this. ;)
    What a treasure to read.

    I'd love if you would link up your writing about the ways God Speaks in your everyday life to my abundant life blog link anytime Mon-Fri.

    Many Blessings to you.

  5. Love those spring peepers!!!! And this year, they seem especially happy with long, loud songs that just don't stop. And it does make me want to sing along, too!!!! Thank you for your post today! Just great!

  6. Praise the Lord for the peepers, and the way He speaks to you through His creation. Your blogs are such a blessing Rachael. Love you, Mom