Thursday, November 5, 2009

Jesus, take me away...

Calgon just can't do it for me...take me away, that is. Today I want Jesus to take me away. I don't mean to heaven, not yet! There's still work for me to do here. But, there's just too much ugly going on in this sin-sick world and I'm hurting because of it. My heart is hurt, watching people I care about destroy themselves with sin. So today, Hubby and I, (me toting my "Jesus-date bag"-leather bag containing my Bible and journal), are all going to the beach. There's a place there, a meeting place, for Him and I. A place where He spoke to me before when I needed some balm for my hurting heart.

What would I ever do without Jesus? And oh what horrible messes we make of things when we try to run our lives without Him. While I know that Jesus and I meet right here in my home each morning by my prayer bench, and that He never, never, never leaves me or forsakes me, sometimes I just need to see the ocean that He created.
He created it for me to enjoy. ( 1 Timothy 6:17) Imagine that! It's healing for me, comforting, to look out on the ocean and realize that the One who made it is still in control, even when things around me seem out of control. There, looking at the ocean, things come into perspective for me.
Looking out at the waves, the words of this old hymn always come into my mind

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure-
The saint's and angel's song.

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