What shall we render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward us?
I say, “Sing!” Sing in thanksgiving. Sing in adoration. Sing even before we receive. Sing believing we already have what we pray for.
Sing until the Lord delivers us from our enemies (those things and circumstances that come to try us). Sing until our Jerichos crumble down and we can walk through. Sing until the scant bread and fish are multiplied abundantly by Jehovah-Jireh.
Sing while we are in the deep until the Lord brings us safely to shore. Sing while we thirst in the desert until the Lord opens the rock and water gushes out and we drink to the full.
Around the time that Hannah and I started our Bible Study at home, her eyes began blinking. Then she complained of blurry vision. We decided that she see an eye specialist. It was found out that she had 100/25 vision. Her right eye had the poorer vision. She needed to wear glasses, and according to the doctor, these would be permanent.
I was really sad about it. I didn’t want that she would be wearing glasses the rest of her life. I was scared, too, to think that it might get worse. But I depended on the Lord. I have learned to run to Him to seek His help. Always.
In the night, I rise to sing to Him. I pray, begging Him to heal my daughter’s eyes. I cry to Him. He promised He will in no way turn away all who come to Him (John 6: 37).
About two weeks passed and Hannah and I were settling down for our Bible Study, and I noticed that she wasn’t wearing her glasses. I reminded her to get them before we start. She told me that the Lord is gradually healing her eyes. She said her vision is clear even without the glasses.
I was amazed at what she disclosed to me: about feeling the Lord’s presence whenever she feels a “squeeze”, like a tight hug. She feels the “squeeze” especially when she is sick, and after that, she would be well. And she believes that it is the Lord.
She said that she had been praying to the Lord to heal her eyes, asking Him to squeeze her again. And the Lord is healing her eyes. Tears of gratitude spilled out of mine.
Now she can read without her glasses. Halleluiah!
That’s why I sing. I have no other light but the Lord Jesus Christ. No other source of strength.
This weekend, may we consider learning a new song for the Lord and singing it to Him with all that is in us?
O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. (Psalm 96: 1)
I pray that we, too, would feel a “squeeze” 🙂 from the Lord and all that needs healing in us will be touched by the Healer’s hand. Amen.
Additional resource: My Song List
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