The day I heard the angels sing!

Merry Monday by Parris Bailey

“When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?” (Job 38:7)

Ten years ago our family was faced with a terrible accident that happened to our third son. The bible speaks of an evil day in fact it says “therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand.” (Eph.6:13) Well the devil paid us a visit in the evil day and almost took my son’s life, miraculously he lived. We spent 6 weeks in the hospital and months of physical therapy with two back to back weddings in between with my other sons. Needless to say all sorts of emotions were being brought up. In the middle of this nightmare of watching our son being treated as a burn patient, our precious staff begin to question our position as head pastor. Ya know sometimes it all just hits the fan. On this particular day we were in our weekly pastoral staff meetings when we got challenged so to speak concerning our son’s accident. I hurriedly left the meeting for I had to go back to the hospital to be with our son getting his skin scrapped twice daily and bandages changed. God has so graciously given me a scripture about my son’s accident that I had comfort in the midst of the raging storm. But this day when I got into my car I begin to weep. There was a question that I needed to be answered by the Lord. I asked Him where He (GOD) was when my son was getting dragged down the street under a car. It wasn’t an angry fist shaking accusing question but just a question a mother wanted answered. This is the answer I felt He said, “I was there singing over him all the way through.” and that’s when He brought the song. The car was filled with this heavenly song and my heart was filled to overflowing. That day I heard the angles sing! I call it the new song, the one He gives you to sing when you find yourself in a horrible pit. This song seems to fill every space, every inch of the air you breathe, in fact if this song had color it would shine as the noon day sun. It sang a song so full of love that I felt that the Father above loved my son more than I ever could and somehow this tragedy would turn into something amazing.
Have you given yourself to listen to this new song that He sings over you? Have you found yourself in a horrible pit? Sometimes we just have to turn off all the other faucets flooding into our souls. It takes time to locate that still small voice when the world is screaming at you. The truth of the matter is that he has never stopped His song.
“The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, And in the night His song shall be with me a prayer to the God of my life.” (Psalm 42:8)