Songbirds are taught to sing in the dark…
“In the full light of day, and in hearing of the music of other voices,
the caged bird will not sing the song that his master seeks to teach him.
He learns a snatch of this, a trill of that, but never a separate and entire melody.
But the master covers the cage, and places it where the bird will listen to the one song he is to sing.
In the dark, he tries and tries again to sing that song until it is learned, and he breaks forth in perfect melody.
Then the bird is brought forth, and ever after he can sing that song in the light.
Thus God deals with His children.
He has a song to teach us, and when we have learned it amid the shadows of affliction we can sing it ever afterward”
(E.G.White, Ministry of Healing, p. 472).
“What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light;
and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops.”
(Matthew 10:27 AMP)
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (briarwoodandcloud.com)
- I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings ~Maya Angelou (michellesheartsongs.wordpress.com)
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (moreviews18.wordpress.com)
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (hshumanrightscampaign.com)
7 thoughts on “Learn to Sing in the Dark”
The first few words of Psalm 91 take on new meaning in light of this. When I consistently dwell (live) in the secret place of His presence, I will be able to stay (abide) in that place even when the darkness (shadow of His wing) comes…
Stay, listen, trust, wait…be still and know He is God.
Amen Sharon, thank you. I just have to sit still. Sometimes I’m the squirmy 2 year old running around, lol!
Thanks for the reminder as I too sometimes forget.I love this poem and the Blog. God bless you my friend!
And you too friend! 😉
One of my favorite poems by Maya Angelou! I love this post!
Thank you MichelleMarie, I needed to remind myself too. Sometimes I forget. God bless you beautiful!