Monday, April 27, 2009

One Hundred Million Hits on YouTube

Recluse Susan Boyle recently surprised the world. The 47-year-old woman spent her life taking care of her mother until she died a couple of years ago at the age of 91. Susan's mother encouraged her daughter to do something with her life. Susan lived alone with her cat in government subsidized housing in Scotland. And she sang, even when no one was listening and no one cared. A couple of weeks ago, she stormed the stage on Britain's Got Talent. People listened and cared to the point of tears.

Why? She gave them hope. She lived a drab, dull existence, unemployed and alone, a desperate survival that many people live yet try to ignore, coping with the greyness of another day. And all those years when Susan was singing alone or in her tiny church, whether she knew it or not, she was preparing for this moment. And when it came, she was ready. It showed.

This is for everyone who wakes early on dark mornings, reading through the laws of Leviticus or lists of conquests with bleary eyes, seeking the treasure within, engraving the Word on your heart, grasping the strength for the hard day ahead. When those moments "on stage" come -- and they will -- may others be amazed at the power God has built into your life through daily reading of His Word.

I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in Your words. My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate upon Your promise. Psalm 119: 147-148

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