Remember back in the day when the large discount stores would have blue light and red light specials? Someone would speak into the intercom, “Attention customers, blue light special in aisle 7” or some such call to action. Sure enough people who leave their regular shopping plans and file to the area where the light was revolving. Surely there was something that none of us could live without. As soon as the temporary sale was over, the light would be turned off and everyone would disappear back into the store to continue shopping.
Little children as well love to call out, “Attention everybody!” This is a call for family to rally around as they do some cute cartwheel or make a speech that just melts the heart. Even if it’s funny, the adults will take it seriously and play close consideration. All listeners lean in close to hear a child’s message. Afterwards, hugs will go around as everyone delights in the child’s story. Children enjoy the attention of their family. It’s important to them to be recognized and appreciated for their unique abilities.
Everyone wants attention. There are times when you may even wish you had a light shining or a bell to ring. You’ve heard some wonderful news and you can’t wait to share it. You dial a phone only to find no answer. You try tell your spouse or another loved one, but they’re busy. You may live alone without the comfort of another human being to share your life with. You may feel that no one cares, or that there’s no one to listen as you so desperately want to share.
Oh beloved! There is One Who will listen to your joyful stories. There is One Who is always listening for you to share the wonders of your day. The Lord Himself, Maker of Heaven and Earth, doesn’t need you to shine a light or blow a horn! He hears you! In fact, He listens before you call out to Him. He’s never too busy, He’s ready in an instant and He applauds your triumphs! When things are hard and you’re not sure where to turn, He is there as well. You reach out and find that God is your ever present comfort because His Word says so. While others may not give you the time of day, God is your Audience of One. And with an audience like the Father, who needs anyone else?
Run to Him this morning and share your day’s plans. He loves for you to include Him! And then in the evening, when the day is done, you can come to Him again and He’s not too tired, distracted or worn out, ever. He will always listen, He will always applaud you, He will always be on your side to comfort, to enjoy and to reveal His love to your heart. His Word is your megaphone and when you call out to Him, He always responds. Why? Because He loves you and He’s on your side no matter what. And that’s worth seeking His face and rejoicing in His presence.
Psalm 116:2 Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!
Isaiah 40:28 Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
Psalm 149:4 “For the Lord delights in His people…”
Psalm 139:2 You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
Psalm 37:23 The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.