I hear the sounds wherever I go –
on every street corner
it seems in every home.
Softly muffled cries – hushed sighs.
Pain. Desperation. Loneliness.
Does anyone care?
My heart is heavy but my faith strong.
There is a God who knows out pain
and sees the hurting soul.
Yes, He draws near to those bent over in sorrow
and reaches to wipe the tears that fall.
My tears and yours.
In the past music has always soothed my soul.
I’d spend hours playing the piano – literally pouring out my heart as I touched the keys.
And as my fingers moved from white to black keys
my heart was quieted and I was at peace.
Music soothes the restless soul. Music calms the frayed nerves.
Growing up I listened to the radio late into the night
discovering the comfort of music as it drew me to the Heart of the One bigger than I.
So quite impulsively I decided to simply play the piano on Facebook Live.
Longing to reach out across the world
with the healing peace that comes from Him.
My shyness took a backseat as I determined not to focus on who would listen
or what anyone would say – how many likes, etc.
Just focus on that one – those many- who are struggling with pain and problems.
The minutes ticked by slowly as I waited for 9:00pm on Saturday night.
Usually I am preparing to retire after a long day at that time
but this evening I was alert and prepared to play for anyone who happened to listen.
Technology today can sometimes annoy me as it makes it all too easy
for people to disconnect from each other
but this time technology served Him.
At just the hour
I began to softly play – many old hymns from the past.
Focusing on the healing, soothing melodies of old.
Praying for hearts to be drawn into His Rest.
As I touched the last chord my heart was peaceful.
It was as if together – from around the world – we were drawn to worship Him.
And to remember.
One simple piano.
A few melodies of old.
And the reminder that
He knows. He sees. He cares.
If you didn’t catch it LIVE
you can watch the replay on Facebook.
The need is great. The hour is now.
Together let’s be His Peace.