My voice fills the shower and just for a moment I don’t worry about how I sound.
…that saved a wretch like me…
The acoustics in the shower embolden me. The words strong and loud.
…I once was lost…
The real world begins to press in from just outside the shower. To do lists. Chores. Calls to return. Family to care for.
But just to linger for a moment…one more breath in this space with Jesus.
..but now I’m found….
Refreshed, recharged and dried off I stepped out of the bathroom to find my family sitting in the bedroom.
They were listening. My hunky hubby and sweet little peanuts were soaking up the edges of my worship.
“It was beautiful, that’s why we had to listen,” my husband told me.
Embarrassment threatened to ruin this moment, to rob me of my peace, to dry up the worship that still swirls around our hearts.
As a mother of two small children, the phrase “little pitchers have big ears” is familiar to me. That so much of what we say and do as adults pours right into the little ones. I try to watch what I say and save adult topics for when peanuts are elsewhere.
But in this moment I learned something…
…that little pitchers have big ears…and while I need to protect them from all that is more than they need to experience, I also need to fill them up! That hearing mommy worship — not at church or life group, but just as a girl reaching out to her God is huge!!
The truth is, people are watching. People are listening. Beyond our children there is a world full of broken people, empty people. And they are listening. They not only need to hear that Jesus loves them, but they need to see that we love Jesus. That sun or storm, easy or hard, Sunday service or long weekday, happy or sad. We love Jesus.
So friends, worship out-loud today – sing, pray, teach, tell!! Someone needs to see that Jesus works, and that loving Him (and being loved by Him) is what is meant to fill us up!