No Clap Needed

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“If you can hear me, clap once.”

“If you can hear me, clap twice.”

“If you can hear me, clap three times.”

With three simple claps my sister, a teacher, could quiet a room of rambunctious students.   They would quickly move to their seats.  The talking was stilled.

Three simple claps and quiet!

Not long ago, I read this scripture in a book of the Bible that I rarely read, and it jumped off the page.  The prophet Zephaniah was inspired to write:

“He (the Lord) will quiet you with his love . . . “  Zeph. 3:17 (NKJ)

God doesn’t need a clap; He quiets us with His love. 

A love that quiets our fears in a world filled with turmoil.

A love that reminds us He is sovereign; He is still in control.

A love that comforts a troubled or broken heart.

A love that renews our strength when we are weary and overwhelmed.

A love that quiets the lives of His children even though we live in a world filled with the “unquietness” of discord and umrest.   He is peace in the midst of the storm.  He is the calm in the tempest.

When the noise of this world becomes too loud, you don’t need a clap, you just need to embrace His love and be “quieted” in your soul.

10 Responses

  1. Eric
    Eric May 3, 2017 at 7:13 pm | | Reply

    “A love that renews our strength when we are weary and overwhelmed…

  2. christine Hughes
    christine Hughes May 4, 2017 at 12:51 am | | Reply

    This is a good piece on finding peace. Glad you wrote it and glad I saw it to read it.
    Keep writing.

  3. Bob and Judy
    Bob and Judy May 4, 2017 at 1:41 am | | Reply

    Yes, Joy. We have experiencd His love in every one of those circumstances.
    He is faithful and ever loving toward us.

  4. Christine
    Christine May 4, 2017 at 7:58 pm | | Reply

    Excellent and timely message. Thank you for this insight.

  5. Debby Haynes
    Debby Haynes May 16, 2017 at 6:06 pm | | Reply

    Thank you Joy for sharing a very timely word. God bless you.

  6. Lynne Basch
    Lynne Basch May 24, 2017 at 7:05 pm | | Reply

    Joy: This one got me. Have seen the visitation/communion reports on your dear sister Tracie, and we pray for her and the family. I believe that God absolutely is able and faithful to speak peace to Tracie throughout the long days. His line of communication with us is not broken. Continuing to ask the Lord to be very near and present for all. Sending much love – lynne

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