Roger Bothwell | My Symphony
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My Symphony

I have six FM presets on my car radio.  One is classical, one is jazz, one is news, one is pop, one is religious and another is talk radio.   The music ones fascinate me because with just eight notes musicians create a zillion songs and compositions.  Why is it that some kinds of music inspire us and others make us ill?   Some is beautiful and some is cacophony.  One man’s praise is another man’s dissonance.

This past week my house was filled with six grandchildren.  The human sounds on top of the television, the computer, the Wii, the door bell, the phone ringing and the dog wanting out were something to behold.  I’m sure a visitor to my home would have fled from the chaos.  But to me it was a symphony of life and love.  I can’t get enough of children crying and laughing.  It’s a good sound that I never want to end.  It’s only noise when it is someone else’s children!

God listens to the universe.  Experts estimate there are roughly 6800 languages just on our little planet.  Add to that the languages from other worlds and God has a lot of sounds to sort out.  Prayers ascend to His throne from a multitude of intelligent beings and His infinite knowledge and presence enables Him to individually care for every request.  I am sure He thinks it is a good sound and that He never wants it to end because it is from His children.

Paul wrote, “I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men . . . that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.”

Written by Roger Bothwell on December 22, 2008

Spring of Life Ministry, PO Box 124, St. Helena, CA 94574