My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.
So I have looked for You.
this New England girl has loved the scent of salt water, the clear crisp of sea
air, the dipping of sea gull wings, the crash of wave upon rock.
Unfolded laundry. Not to mention the computer … emails to answer. Facebook
status updates lure.
always-present duties, I know the refreshing will come—and the importance of
dishes and laundry diminish. You and Your love will overtake me and all else
will be lost in that joy. Chris Tomlin and I start singing as my car follows
familiar road, past old stone walls and ancient forest and quaint farm houses …
and I leave behind the everyday, which is good … to embrace time alone with
You, which is best.
admiring Your handiwork of full-tide crashing waves, spray and foam, rock and
sky, proclaiming Your glory and Your power. You, my Abba, oh-so-close, listening
as I whisper admiration. You near. Teaching me, holding me and pointing out
what I should see.
Ruth Bell Graham. Words of wisdom and grace to ponder as I sip coffee and gaze
oceanward. And then … I am with John in Revelation 22, imagining what he saw. Your
throne. You. The crystal clear river that runs through the city from the throne
itself. The Light that is not sun or moon but The Light in all Fullness.
against icy winds, and the longing grips me as I think of that someday when
I will be in that city. Belong in that city that needs no light
but You … and hope rises. Joy cascades. I am filled with wonder and the
overflow spills out in smiles and tears and song.
Whose I am—and of what really matters after all.
a DAWG—Day Alone With God—once a month. We firmly believe that we must spend extended time with the Lord in order to lead
in His strength and His ways and not our own. This reflection is shared with the hope
that others will long to spend time alone with God. He is, after all, the One who
Sharon Gamble, Moms in Prayer USA National Director, resides in Dover, New Hampshire, and has been married to her high school sweetheart, Ray, since 1979. She has two wonderful daughters, two great sons-in-law and three precious grandsons. She loves biking with Ray, walking in all kinds of weather and curling up with a good book by her fireplace.