I listen carefully to what God the Lord is saying,
for he speaks peace to his faithful people.
But let them not return to their foolish ways. – Psalm 85:8
Recently my Dad was on a North & South kick. You know the show, right? *sigh
Don’t get me started.
I only want to talk about one aspect of that show. I know, there are SO MANY of them. So many shows, they go on and on and on some more. And the only time in the entire program that God spoke to me was in this one thing.
The drummer boy.
I had never really known much about drummer boys and their role in the battle. I found myself fascinated by the idea that the entire battle hinged on one little boy playing the right combination of rat-a-tat at the right time.
How did that small child think clearly enough to remember all of those command combos in the middle of a horrific battle? How did he hear his commander’s voice over the din around him? The answer is simple. He formed a relationship and he devoted his young life to only those commands and that one voice. He knows that the soldiers are depending on him to know what to do next when things get crazy.
Sometimes this life feels an awful lot like a battle. Deafening explosions. Tattered wounded. Confusion and chaos. All I can sense through the smoke and screams is the sound of the next command. I’m listening for guidance.
The Drummer Boy is out there, and He’s relaying the Commander’s next instructions. He’s interceding and guiding and you can be sure what He relays will be the Commander’s wishes.
Can you hear Him over the din of battle?
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now and later will be in you. – John 14:16-17
Eternal Lord, Thank You for the gift of Your Spirit to live inside us. You never leave us to wonder what our next move should be. Help me to listen. Help me to hear. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…
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