Our daughter is almost 24 years old but I have a distinct and warm memory of taking her, her cousin, and three other giggly but otherwise well behaved “tween” girls to see “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.” There is a scene where Frodo has been wounded by the forces of darkness and evil, and lies dying. Just as it seems death will prevail, an elf comes to his rescue. As she takes Frodo to a place of safety on her white stallion, outnumbered and maneuvering her way through the horsemen and henchmen of death and darkness, the elf says to Frodo, “I do not fear them.” Then she says to terrified Frodo, “Listen to my voice. Just listen to my voice.”
There are so many voices calling for and demanding our attention—the voices of mission, work, career, money, and family—and they are all good things, created by God. But God calls us to keep them in perspective and to allow him, his call, his voice, to be our first love and our first priority.
During these uncertain and anxious times, may we first hear the voice of God calling in our lives.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, may we courageously hear and listen to your voice above all others. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by
Chaplain (MAJ) Glenn Palmer, 1 AD Division Artillery, FT Bliss, TX.