May 23, 2018

Life and Favor: What Moves You?

Some are moved by beauty. Some are moved by animals or babies. I’m moved by music, and always have been.

I remember crying in worship as a child when we’d sing Old Rugged Cross,” or when I’d hear my dad’s tenor during My Jesus I Love Thee.” My husband Neal chuckles a bit when I want him to hold me, and he realizes it’s because there’s pretty music playing somewhere.

If there’s sad music playing during a movie, the boys start looking at me to see if the water works have commenced. But music doesn’t just turn me sob-sister. Turning up the radio while doing housework energizes me.

A hand-selected collection of songs on a CD makes me smile. Listening to a cappella  songs before we leave home Sunday morning prepares my mind for worship. Music moves me, because I love it.

Jesus was moved by people. He wept over the heartache of others (John 11:33-35).  He wept over the lost condition of an entire city because He knew what was going to happen to them (Luke 19:41-44).

Although the text doesn’t say He cried, I hear tears in His voice when Jesus laments, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem…How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing” (Matt. 23:37).  The emotions of our Savior were stirred by souls. Why is that?  Because He loved them.

Prayer for Today:  In a society where people live side by side but hardly speak to each other, may I remember that PEOPLE are what Christians are all about.  May my emotions be stirred by souls.


  1. Faye Bright says:

    Thank You for putting into words what we should all remember

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: