Monday, January 14, 2013

A Ringtone Just for You

When my husband calls me, I don't hear the usual "Relaxing Chime 4" ringtone I hear for most calls, I hear "A Love Like This" by Dan Fogelberg.  When my youngest daughter calls me, I hear "Vienna" by Billy Joel.  The point is, certain people in my phone have special ringtones.  That way I know it is them without even picking up the phone.

When I hear the music of "A Love Like This" playing, it brings a smile to my face without my having to even look at my phone because I know my husband is on the other end.  I smile because I love my husband's voice.

 If we thought of us telephoning the Lord, instead of praying to Him, I'm quite sure there would be a specific sound for each one of us when we "called" the Lord.  Why is that?  Because we are more infinitely dear to Him than the most important person in our lives is to us.  He knows every detail of our lives, our hearts and our minds, and is vitally interested in all of it!

 The Scriptures tell us "To that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving  he that receiveth it," (Revelation 2:17).  That's even better than a personal ringtone!

To know that our Lord so loves us that He has a new name --known just to us and Him -- written on a white stone for us,  should warm our hearts and help us to see a glimmer of the great love, mercy and tenderness our Lord has toward us.  We are loved beyond imaginable measure.

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