My mind is going a million different directions this morning. I am thinking about the Christmas gifts I am working on, writing this blog, my weekly list, the coming winter, friends that are suffering and the world in which we live. In one word…
I guess I am a “multi-tasking” thinker. It is one of those mornings where I have a lot I want to say…but don’t know how to say all of it.
So, I looked upon the waters.
I do not deny that being on the beach listening to the ocean waves hit the shore has always brought me peace. I could literally sit there for days. And days.
But I have discovered something. The late summer and early fall we have been visiting many of the beautiful locations in our area. And as I glance through the pictures I have taken, I have discovered….being near a body of water evidently brings peace to my soul.
I know that scripture refers to “living water” many times over and that the Bible is full of images that have water symbolizing new life, fulfillment of the promises of God and cleansing.
Even the psalmist said in Psalm 23….”The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters”……
John 7:38-39 “Whoever believes in me, as the scriptures has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water’”.
I know that this may all seem very simple and elementary…but right now that is maybe what we need. Simple and Elementary
His peace. We all want it…and how precious of the Father to allow us our own personal ways of access.
See also: Psalm 29:11, Isaiah 26:3; 26:12; 54:10; 55:12, Matthew 11:28-30, John 14:27, 2 Thessalonians 3:16, Philippians 4:6-7
I do not know what you are battling on a personal level. I know what we are battling on a national and global level. We cannot operate out of fear. Fear is opposite of faith.
God’s peace is for you. He will remind you in the most personal ways….
It might even be through the waters…..
IN CHRIST ALONE
*NIV Bible, personal graphics