Wanda Conway stated “Within us there is a unique heart-song placed there by God.Our vocation is to respond to this gift by singing the song and leaving a voice-print for others to hear. We might not be the first violin or the loudest trumpet, but without that one note from a simple triangle a symphony is incomplete”.
I have been spending a lot of time lately reaching out. I have always been a ‘reach out to others’ kind of person. Perhaps that is my heart-song. You see, when I was just a little girl, I didn’t have siblings. But I had doting aunts, uncles, and grandparents. Before all that long, many cousins came along. On my mom’s side of the family, I had 4 cousins before my brothers arrived. On my dad’s side, I had 6 cousins before my brothers were born. As these cousins came along, I was thrilled. I shared the ‘stuff’ and the time and attention. I was a rejoicing girl. So when my brothers came along I was all the more thrilled.
It has always been important to me to consider the feelings of others. It has always been important to treat each person with love….and in these past few weeks I have been treated with love, and gratitude. It has been amazing. I am seeing the loving kindness in people poured out on other people. I am then seeing these people express their gratitude back to the initiators of this love. It is just lovely.
It ha become a gorgeous symphony of praise. Each person I have encountered in the last year through blogging is making the world better in their own way. Thus, through my blog I have renewed my heart-song . On a good day I try to picture myself walking in rhythm with God and being a little piece of the symphony. On days that are too hectic or when life is getting to me, i lose my way a bit. But before long, up pops a comment or a post from some loving person. I steady my shaking shoulders and say, “oh yes. i shall begin again. i shall sing my heart-song. I will run my race”.
Wanda Conway also says “our vocation is simply to receive from God the gift of who we are and return that gift to God through an authentic response”. I pray that today, tomorrow, and however many more tomorrows I am given that I run the race God wants me to run. I pray that I will listen to Him.
Heart-songs have great beauty…as long as they are song in harmony or unison with God.