Last November I visited Liverpool, England. It’s a north-western harbour town where large ships, many of them slave ships, used to set sail for new worlds. What I love about Liverpool is that the accents are so thick you have to strain your ear to understand every word, and the Georgian architecture makes for very colorful doors! I think I will build myself a Georgian home one day 😉
Liverpool was once home to the Beatles and now you can visit the Beatles Shop or appreciate photos of them throughout downtown. You can walk the streets that those boys tread on the way to stardom. But do you know how the Beatles began to fall apart as a band? It wasn’t miscommunication or a mass media outbreak. They attribute their downfall to the fact that above all the crowds and chaos, they couldn’t hear their own music anymore. Figuratively and literally.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like there is so much “white noise” in our lives that we can hardly hear the voice of God and the passions of our heart because we’re living to the beat of the crowd. That crowd could be societal expectations, friends, family, or just going with the flow without sitting in silence long enough to see if you’re actually riding the right track.
I love the movie August Rush. Freddie Highmore is an adorable ‘orphan’. The movie portrays how music can be heard all around us, but we just have to listen for it.
As you stand on your platform called life, do you feel like you can hear your own music?
Do you know you are living the life you were born to live?
Do we daily acknowledging all that God has and is doing in our lives while waiting with expectancy for the goodness to come?
Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.”
As we go into the weekend, think about it — can you hear the music?