Monday, February 11, 2013

Washed by the Water

Music transports us. Sometimes its to a different place, others a different emotional state. Lyrics, Christian or not, frequently point us back to Christ.

That's what NEEDTOBREATHE's song Washed by the Water does for me.

I call it my God song. Its my song that He uses to remind me He is always present.

I loved this song before it became my song with God. I think that's why He chose it to remind me of Him.

In the past year I've had a couple times when the world I had created, figured out, decided was the right completely dissolved right where I stood. I was terrified of a future I was unable to control.

Sound like a familiar situation?

Each time, right after when I got into my car, I kid you not, this song came on the radio.Coincidence? I don't think so. I firmly believe it was divine providence on the part of a Savior who created every aspect of me and knows me better than any human will ever know me - and wants good for me.


To make it all better? I love water: oceans, lakes, swimming, creeks, puddles...you get the picture.


On multiple occasions, sitting in the middle of random parking lots in Nashville I burst out in tears, overwhelmed at the beauty of the truth behind the lyrics and how they applied to my life so much:
Even when the Earth crumbles under my feet
Even when the ones I love turn around and crucify me
I won't never ever let you down
Even when the rain falls
Even when the flood starts rising
Even when the storm comes
I am washed by the water
 This song is more than a song to me, its my anthem of the way God does not leave me no matter what the particular circumstances of my life look like.
No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. - Joshua 1:5
In whatever present situation you find yourself in, take a moment out to look and listen around for how the Lord reminds you of His presence and ultimately His control of you life.

My prayer is that you will be washed, no engulfed, in the waters of Christ's love.

Grace and Peace,
Lesley

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