A discreet audience


My oldest child is learning to play guitar. In an effort to help today, her younger sister was singing the words to a new song assigned this week; O Come All Ye Faithful.  The vocalist carefully, sometimes stiltingly, slowed her words to match the speed of the instrumentalist.

I paused from my busy work, straining to hear better–knowing if they knew I was listening, the song would be over. There were no sweeter sounds to be heard this day. It reminds me of God’s gentle whispers. Come, faithful. He is singing too, but we have to quiet ourselves to hear him. Stop the busy work today, listen for the melody and count your blessings. Whether they are tremendous or so faint you can barely see them, search them out. Once you start adding them up, they seem to build upon each other.

I know many suffering people this year. It puts things in perspective. I write tonight with a grateful heart. Happy Thanksgiving.


About christasterken

Committed to a life of purpose. Learning to live abundantly. Embracing creativity. Questioning. Delighting in the comforts of home and family. Determining not to settle only for how things are, but how they could be. Writing is part of who I am, so I trust In God who gave the gift to show me how I can serve Him through it. That is my life…one word at a time. Psalm 89:11a“Teach me your way , O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”

2 responses »

  1. Thank you Christa for your words tonight and reminding me of the many blessings that I do have during this dark period in my life.

    One of those blessings are you and your comforting, thoughtful words that bring light to my world and others.

    May you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving and please send my hugs and love their way and to you as well.

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