The Number 1 Blog Post of 2010

#1 by reader visits. Back in July, I posted this simple and short devotional with a brief video and hits to the blog skyrocketed (well, for my blog, they skyrocketed). It seems that my friend Ann Voskamp liked it and made a mention on her blog and the myriad of people with the great taste to visit her blog came and visited mine. If you have never been to Ann’s blog you are in for a treat. In my opinion, she is the best devotional writer out there and I can’t wait to read her new book.

Here’s the post. I hope it helps you to start the New Year with new vision for the glories of God.  (By the way, if you go to the Poetry Project page on my BLOG you can hear my daughter’s Christmas gift to me.)


A man reading a newspaper saw a photo of birds chillin’ on electric wires laid out like sheet-music. He tried playing the birds as if they were notes. This is what it sounds like.

The delight to me is that only God knew until God pointed the man to the thought.

Is this the music of the heart of God for the world?

What if all the powerlines erected by man were but sheet music to God, who mirthfully appoints his creation to compose the music only he can hear?

He who knows the hairs on our heads and knows every sparrow that falls (Luke 12:6-7), is he not more than capable of this? He who appoints the peoples of the earths in their dwelling places (Acts 17:26), is he not capable of appointing birds on a wire for his pleasure?

Is not he who kept the mystery of Gentiles and Jews as fellow heirs of the gospel of Christ hidden for long ages, and who now reveals that mystery in the church (Ephesians 3:4-6) , is he not capable of this revelation as well?

Is he not worthy of all and more that we can give?

P.S.  Wouldn’t it be amazing if another species of bird was photographed and the melody was equally enchanting and completely different?
I think I’ll go on a hunt for other melodies from heaven and snap some pictures!

© Marty Schoenleber, Jr. 2010

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