“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.