Above The Water
Maybe you’ve heard this: “Children should be seen but not heard.” I heard it at the dinner table while growing up.
But standing above the Spokane River this weekend, I was seen and heard.
Positioned on the cliffs, the sunshine on my face was like a caress from my heavenly Father. The slight breeze was like a warm fuzzy around me after the cold winter.
I watched the water dash against the rocks. I listened to the roar as the water raced downstream. I marveled at the speed of the water. I rejoiced in the sun after the long, dark winter.
The voice of God reminding me of His life. Always flowing. Always with us.
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. (Isaiah 43: 1-2 NKJV).
I think, for some of us, the lingering winter was like a long sleep. No wonder bears hibernate!
But this weekend people were outside and everywhere. They walked their dogs. Families biked the trails. Some were running, probably just exulting that they could now. Some were even driving, like me. And stopping here, then there, to overlook the fast paced water. To hold out our arms in the sun. To breathe.
God breathed life into us in the garden.
We are still drawn to the good, beautiful nature He created.
Perhaps drawn back to Him?
“For I AM the Lord your God” (Isaiah 43:3 NKJV).
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