I’ve stood by the shores of the ocean and listened to the roar of the waves.
I’ve walked through pine forests and listened to the muffled hush of the wind through the boughs.
I’ve held newborn babies and heard their lusty cries.
I’ve sat near the campfire and listened to the crackle of the burning logs.
I’ve listened to the thundering notes of magnificent pipe organs shaking the stained glass in cathedrals.
I’ve heard a heart break with a whispered “I’m sorry”.
I’ve laid awake at night and listened to the rain pound on the rooftop.
I’ve listened to the carefree laughter of children.
But no sound shakes me, breaks me, lifts me, excites me, calms me, comforts me, centers me, sends me…
…as when You call my name.