Last night, my nine month old daughter woke at 1:00 am, wailing. She writhed from side to side and immediately my wife recognized her problem. A tummy ache. She filled a dropper with simethicone drops and squirted the liquid into my daughter’s mouth. She gagged a bit and screamed some more. My wife trotted down the hall to make a bottle and I scooped baby into my arms and began to sing.
Let me backtrack. A couple of years ago I wrote a chorus for a song but have never been able to pen verses. Nothing fits. So, I only sing the chorus. It’s a few lines of a love song that I wrote with my wife in mind. However, my little girl has loved this tune from day one. I often find myself singing it aloud in the car if she’s grown fussy. As long as I sing, she’s content.
Last night, I quietly sang the following words into her little ear:
“I can hardly wait to see your face, Feel the warmth of your embrace.
Dance around the front yard, like Cinderalla at the Ball.
We’ll talk of dreams and children too, I love spending life with you.
You’re like the Autumn, ‘Cause you made me Fall.”
I know, cheesy huh? But for whatever reason she loves it. Abby stopped squirming and crying and nestled into my shoulder and soon drifted off to sleep. She found comfort in her Daddy’s voice.
You know what? God sings over us as well. Zephaniah 3:17 says,
“The Lord your God is with you; He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you. He will quiet you with His love. He will rejoice over you with singing.”
Imagine, the Creator of the universe sings love songs over His children.
The next time you toss and turn in bed, get quiet before the Lord and ask Him to sing a lullaby. The peace He bestows surpasses human comprehension.