Dear blog readers,
This song "When You Walk Through the Water" sings to my heart.
The lyrics are beautiful, timeless and true.
Allison (the song artist) delivers the message well too! :)
The Bible tells us a promise from God in the Book of Isaiah 43:2, which reads, "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze." A truth so simple, so valiant, so poetically true speaks volumes to my soul. These aren't just any words! These are promises from the One True God who reigns on Heaven and rules on Earth.
The Creator of the Universe is promising us that He will be with us through "thick and thin"...He's the same God of yesterday, today and tomorrow...He's the Alpha and Omega, the Author and Finisher of our faith and He's completely true to His Word in good times and bad. He's the shoulder to cry on, the heart to talk to, the source of all wisdom, beauty and truth. Words cannot explain how Great God is to us and how faithful He is to those who know him and those who do not yet know.
God doesn't play favorites-- He loves all of His children the same without preference. God...well I could spend the rest of my life telling you about God and how wonderful He is, but wouldn't you rather know Him for yourself? I don't know about you, but if someone is telling me how great their friend is and all the wonders He's wrought in their life, I would want to meet that friend and get to know them for myself! And I do say friend because you can be a friend of God.
The Bible book of John, Chapter 15, verse 15 quotes words from Jesus Christ (the Son of God) speaking to the terms we can be on with God. He said, "I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you." Wow. I don't know any other Higher Power who invites us, mere mortals, to be His friend. See? God's amazing! And He wants to you to know Him for yourself.
So while you make your New Year's resolutions today or if you already made them yesterday, I ask that you consider adding a lifetime resolution to your list...Make it your purpose to get to know the One who loves you more than any man, woman, cat, dog, friend or parent ever could or every would. We tend to throw around that word "love" a lot. But I encourage you to get to know the only One who says it with truest, deepest meaning and can offer you more than the world...God offers you eternity.
God bless you!