Monday, November 8, 2021

What Matters

 

She worked harder. A voice assured her it would make her strong. She didn't want to be strong. She wanted that giant rock out of her way and then she wanted to go home and be loved. That's what mattered to her, being needed and wanted. She was broken by the screaming world around her. All their lies stood in the path of the boulder she was pushing up a hill. Evil sings a song. The lyrics say you should waste your time doing whatever doesn't matter.


Ahead of her on the bridge, a man crouched over the rail, about to jump. He was seconds from it, his pain reaching up to pluck him from safety. God heard her screaming. Take him off the bridge. Take him home. Let him see You. Why? I need some light. I need hope, too. The man stepped from the ledge and headed home, shocked that he wasn't invisible. Someone saw me on the bridge. Have you ever been seen like that?


There is Someone who made all life and you along with it. Can you hear Him? A still, quiet whisper. This is what matters.





32 comments:

  1. This is absolutely WONDERFUL!!! It is my daily devotional for sure. I love the part about evil's song lyrics, I love everything. SO powerful!!!! Do you write these yourself? If so, you are truly gifted. I wish you could somehow get your writings published.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! I wasn't sure if it made sense, so I was thinking of deleting it. Your comment stopped me. 😂

      As for publishing, well, it's published here. I like this place! 💙

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  2. Sandi this is so beautiful. What a wonderful example of God's love. Hugs!

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  3. Sandi, this is so thoughtful and truly beautiful. Well done.

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  4. I could feel this one in my heart. Thank you for sharing it...we should always be letting our light shine in the darkness...someone needs to know that the light is shining for them...

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  5. "needed and wanted" - that's what we all wish to be. The man on the bridge was saved from jumping by God who made him visible to the screaming woman.

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  6. This is beautiful! Such a good reminder for all of us. There is a purpose for all and we need to listen for that still, small voice.

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  7. Hi Sandi,
    nice words. His whisper can be so much louder than the noise of this world when we focus on what He is saying to us. God bless.

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  8. Wishing a blessed week for you Sandi.

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  9. My grandpa loved Johnny Cash, we played his Hymns at my grandpa's funeral.

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  10. a nice entry. johnny cash has a unique voice and style, i can't say i was a big fan!!

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  11. Hi Sandy. Isn’t it wonderful that God uses us to reach out to others? I love Johnny Cash as well. He was a very tortured soul but I believe he was saved in spite of all of his failings. Thank you for telling me about the warning on my page. I knew it was there but didn’t know how to get rid of it. Someone told me where to look in my settings. I don’t know how that button got flipped!! Hopefully I fixed it. Let me know if you still see that warning, but hopefully it’s gone. 😊❤️👍🏼

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  12. I wonder if we'll hear that trumpet sound or if it's years ahead of us. Digging in His Word to hear Him speak through what He had written for us.
    You have a writing talent...

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    1. Thanks, Ellen.

      It seems like so many strange things are happening all around us these days. There are decades where nothing happens and there are days when decades happen. I don't know who said that, but decades are happening every day. I wonder where it will lead us, the trumpet (shofar) or more days.

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  13. This song by Johnny Cash is one I'm not familiar with. In spite of his weaknesses JC loved the Lord and I've no doubt I'll meet him in heaven. Thanks for this post.

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  14. I have this recording on my spotify. My dad listened to Johnny Cash every weekend while I was growing up until I couldn't stand the sound of Cash.

    But now, I realize what a beautiful, rich voice he has and I especially love his religious songs.

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  15. It's a pity more people didn't show to others that they are indeed needed and loved.

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  16. I've learned that reaching out to someone else in the midst of my own pain, is one of the best ways to receive healing, strength and relief from whatever I may be going through. I think your writing shows that truth so powerfully. Beautiful Sandi!

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  17. Good writing. I liked Johnny Cash.

    God bless.

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  18. Keep on writing. It really is a wonderful way to touch people.
    Hugs, Julia

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  19. you have blessed unique way to say things dear Sandi !

    this had light ,power and depth and i am glad you shared your light with us my friend!
    blessings and hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Baili! Hugs right back at you. 🙂

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