You Hear Me Now?
CBN Staff Writer
-- We've all seen the little guy on the telephone company commercial walking
around with his cell phone saying, "Can you hear me now?" Then he walks a few
steps and repeats the words, "Can you hear me now?" I love that clip so much.
I laugh every time. (Ok, I'm easily amused.) Anyway, I thought about that phrase
and wondered if I could write an article, with those words. I wondered what the
spiritual perspective would be.
I questioned should the Devotion be a
picture of us asking God the question, "Can you hear me now?" Many
times we wonder if God is aware of what is going on in our lives. Sometimes we
may find ourselves asking the question, just to be sure. How silly we can be.
Of course we know that God is in control of our lives if we have given our hearts
to Him. So that's not the issue.
Then today I heard a song by Bob Carlisle
entitled, You're Beautiful. It was off his CD: The Best Of Bob Carlisle
- Butterfly Kisses & Other Stories. As I listened to the words I knew what I should
write about. The song tells of a new father getting ready to see his daughter
for the first time. The doctor stops to warn the excited father with a bit of
news that he is sure will upset him. The baby is healthy but not perfect. There
is a "flaw" in her appearance. The song never says what exactly is wrong but what
followed the conversation with the doctor brought tears to my eyes.
father went to see his daughter and carefully picked her up in his arms. He held
her closely and began to speak the words; "you're beautiful." With all the rejection
of imperfect things in the world today, that was not the response I was expecting.
This father didn't care what his precious daughter looked like he just loved
her. More than that, she was the most beautiful thing in the world to him. In
fact he said if he had to choose between her and the whole world, he would choose
her. I'm really crying by now. The song is so beautiful.
Then the song
turns and points at each of us. It tells of Jesus when He was given the pseudo
option to gain the whole world or die for the likes of us. His answer was the
same as this child's father; you're beautiful. That is what God sees
when He looks at us. He doesn't see us in our "flawed" state, but He thinks we
are beautiful. He does not see what we are now, but what we will be; perfect in
Bob Carlisle's song says something like this
beautiful. In every way
So beautiful. How I've waited for this day
the world was offered to me
I just couldn't make the trade
How many of us feel beautiful? How many of us
know how much God loves us? Can we really say, "God thinks I'm beautiful?" His
love is so great for everyone. Jesus died so that we can know this love. How many
times has God said, " You're beautiful. Can you hear me now?"
He is repeating
that message to each of us today. It is up to us to hear his words of love as
He sings over us. "You're beautiful. Can you hear me now?"
Can God change your life?
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you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing."
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