I made it! I finally made it!
For the first time this spring I was able to make it past the puddles of water that have up until today hindered my way from reaching one of my favorite places to walk to…
As I made my way to this special place, what a gift it was to be able to listen to the birds sing songs of praise from their perches on the uplifted branches of trees that are fringed with delicate spring lace of green leaves. As I drew closer to Symphony Corner, venturing through the muddy quagmires that have been left behind by the receding snows of winter, another sound greeted my ears.
The sound of rushing waters.
Once I arrived at this small junction where fields and trees meet, I listened to the masterpiece of God’s creation – the soprano chorus sung by the sparrows combined with the trill cry of the blackbirds interspersed with other songs of melodious praise and surrounding all of this was the underlying hum of waters hastening down their charted channel.
As I stood in that place, silent before the Maker of heaven and earth, I was reminded of a verse in Revelation 1:15b…
“…And His voice was like the sound of rushing waters.”
Have you ever stood by a creek, stream or river and just listened to the melody of the water as it flows past? Have you stood on the edge of the ocean and enjoyed the music of the waves as the rush up to the sand and then recede?
If you have, perhaps – like me – you have discovered that regardless of the trouble your spirit is facing, the stress you heart is burdened with, the pain that is piercing your soul, or the unanswered questions that are swirling in your mind…
Somehow the sound of the rushing water soothes the chaos and refreshes the soul.
And I don’t think this is by accident.
For as we listen to the sound of the rushing water, the One who gave water its comforting voice, wants to turn our heart to Him…
The One whose voice is like the sound of rushing waters speaks words of power that ease the troubles of our soul.
The One whose voice is like the sound of rushing waters speaks words of comfort that lighten the burden of our heart.
The One whose voice is like the sound of rushing waters speaks words of compassion and love to soothe the pain in our souls.
The One whose voice is like the sound of rushing waters speaks words of peace and wisdom to our anxious minds.
Regardless of what you are facing – dark valleys, peaceful meadows, impossible mountains, towering enemies, roaring lions, immense sorrow, deep pain, unanswered questions, unending hurdles –
He whose voice is like the sound of rushing waters is able to meet every need that you have…
And He will…
For He is forever faithful to do what He has promised to do!