TRUST and OBEY.
I was playing the piano tonight when Ben came up and sat beside me on the bench…
“Mom, do you know Trust and Obey? That’s my favorite.”
So I found the page in a hymn book close by and started playing. It was sweet to hear him begin to sing the words. I found my eyes filling up with tears at the conviction in his voice. Each time the chorus grew louder and more “sermon- like”.
Before long we were all around the piano, singing away.
Now anyone who knows me well knows I love music of all genre… but I must admit it’s hard to beat alot of those old hymns. You hear the faith, the doctrine, the trials, the LIVES of the people who wrote them coming through the words.
Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies, but His smile quickly drives it away; Not a doubt nor a fear, not a sigh nor a tear can abide while we Trust and Obey.
Trust and Obey for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus…
If you ever want an instant pick-me-up, take a hymn book and just read some of those words. Or better yet start singing them… at the top of your lungs… I guarantee your heart will feel lighter and you’ll have a smile on your face when you’re done.
And perhaps a smile on the faces of those who might hear you…
but sing away!
It does wonders.