Tuesday, June 03, 2008

A Cry in the Dark

You won't see anything in the video posted, but you will hear a hopeful cry in the dark. This is our mockingbird calling to his beloved in the still of the night. He is lonesome and alone, hoping someone out there will hear him and answer his call. We hope so too. :)

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The mockingbird reminds me of another kind of cry in the dark, the cry of lonely, hurting people looking for someone or something to soothe the anguish of their souls, never realizing that Jesus loves them and died to wash away their sins. Jesus once cried out in the dark of the night too, in the Garden of Gethsemane. He cried out to His Father on the night before His Crucifixion. "Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me." But there was no other way to redeem a lost and dying world. Jesus, God's only son, had to die and be raised again to give us that hope. The pains and sorrows of life don't disappear when we give our hearts to Him. There is still pain and sorrow. But we, like Paul and Silas while they were imprisoned for their faith, can have a song in the night because we know that we belong to Jesus and He gives us hope.

7 comments:

  1. Great post!

    You should have seen Koty when I started playing this video. He was going absolutely crazy, looking around the room and cocking his head. Then he came over to me and put his front paws up on the couch and looked at the computer, all the while cocking his head this way and that. I wish I had a video of that to show you. I think he feels sorry for the mocking bird too.

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  2. Martha ~~ you should be writing a Sunday Meditation each week....

    This was a wonderful post, and what a great reminder of what Jesus did for us.

    Love and Hugs
    Wanda

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  3. What pretty sounds. I can clearly see why they are called mockingbirds with all those different sounds they can make.

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  4. Amen. Such great insight using a little bird's song.

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  5. It sounded very pretty and the meditation was wonderful too.

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  6. The cry of a lonely creature... Isn't it wonderful that Jesus can fill the deepest emptiness we have, so we don't have to cry like that anymore?

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  7. Oh my goodness! LOL! Fortunately, our Miss Mockingbird loves the tree outside the kitchen window...on the other side of the house from the bedrooms! :)

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