Opening Our Ears to God's Voice
Above all the din came the cheerful whistling of a small bird. It was so beautiful, I stopped to listen.
Mine ears hast thou opened... (Psalm 40:6, KJV)
I opened my office window, and the pulsating noises of the city entered—traffic, sirens, jackhammers, horns, all the rush and energy of a city at work. But above and through it all came the cheerful whistling of a small bird singing away in all this din. It was so incredibly beautiful, I stopped for a full minute to listen.
Then, at noon, I was crossing the street at the corner of our building, and I heard the trilling again. I looked up, and there was a small dark finch in a very young tree planted in the all brick sidewalk. He warbled his song again, then flew up to the side of the building and managed to squirm into a tiny space, where I suspect he and his mate are building a nest to raise a family.
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When my ears are open to the world around me there’s no telling what I may hear—perhaps even the voice of God.
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This devotion is excerpted from Guideposts Daily Planner 2013.