August 1, 2021

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

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