The Noise that Moves Heaven

originally written on May 13, 2018 and too good not to share today.

As I sit on the balcony of my home-away-from-home for Mothers Day Weekend I can hear the sweet laughter of my daughter (who is splashing in the pool) and feel the gentle nudges of my son (who is swiftly kicking me from the inside). I notice that the noises of the other children that seem to flood the chlorinated water don't phase me.  It is in this moment that I realize how keen my ears are to the noises of my child. Whether it be a laugh, a squeal of excitement or a cry - my ears are tuned into the frequency of her voice.

I believe that this is how our Father in heaven feels, and how He operates. While He hears the cry of everyone (just as our ears can hear the many noises of people passing by) I believe that the specific cry of His children evokes a response within Him. Whether that response is a gentle smile when he hears the joy in his children's tone, a chuckle when He feels the roar of our laughter or whether our desperation and pain prompts Him to move heaven to come to our aide - He knows the cry of His children. Now don't count me out and call me intolerant- as its biblically clear that the cry of the "unsaved" erupts a party in heaven (when they call on the name of the Lord to be saved see Luke 15:10). What I feel impressed on me today to share is the intense need to respond as a parent to the voice, cry and request of their child.

"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not."  -1 John 3:1 KJV
let's try this version as I think it paints a nice picture - 
"See what [an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be names and called and counted children of God! and so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him." -1 John 3:1 AMP