I never thought a hummmm could sound so good. I never knew it would bring the hairs to stand up on the back of my neck. But when my husband told me to flip back on the a/c, the hum the unit made was music to my soul.
The digital readout in my Georgia bedroom was 80 degrees last night – not prime sleeping temperature for someone who is about nine months pregnant. No, not at all. But our poor air conditioner was working overtime and wound up frozen. One call to the friendly neighborhood a/c man told us we needed more Freon. “Turn it back on. Keep an eye on it, and I’ll be there soon,” he told us.
So, with this advice my husband instructed me to flip the unit to “Cool – Auto.” I was more than happy to oblige. That’s when I heard that hum. I could have sat cross-legged on the bed and listened all day. How is it that one sound can stir your soul?
The sound of my husband’s voice at the end of a long day does the same. The sound of my children laughing so hard it comes from deep in their bellies. The sound of the Cracker Barrel hostess calling our name after an hour wait. The sound of the phone ringing when you are waiting on a call.
But the sound I long to hear the most – the one that will really have hairs standing on end – is the sound of the Lord calling my name. When He gazes into my eyes with a look that says I know you, and calls me by name. I imagine next he’ll throw open His arms to welcome me, and I’ll literally feel the embrace that for so long I’ve only felt in my heart.
Then the trumpets. Oh, I know I’ll hear trumpets as the angels sound off. But my friends, the sound I dream of. The sound I’ve imagined so many times is the one of my own voice mingled with hundreds of thousands of others as we fall to our knees in praise and adoration of Almighty God. It’s this symphony that I long to hear for all of eternity.
Clap your hands, all you nations;
shout to God with cries of joy.
How awesome is the LORD Most High,
the great King over all the earth!
He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet.
He chose our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, whom he loved. Selah
God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
the LORD amid the sounding of trumpets.
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise.
God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne.
The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham,
for the kings of the earth belong to God;
he is greatly exalted.