"You call me out upon the waters,
the great unknown
where feet may fail.
And there I find You in the mystery
in oceans deep
my faith will stand.
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
and my faith will be made stronger
in the presence of my Saviour. . .
Little did I know last time I posted here, that the words of this poignant, exquisite song would be speaking the very deepest things of my own heart -
And the hearts of my nearest and dearest.
We live in a world so far from what its Maker intended: with grief and tragedy daily occurrences
It is not too difficult though, living in a quiet back water, to keep much of this at mental and emotional arm's length
Or try to, anyway.
Until something happens right in your midst.
My dear son in law has been diagnosed with cancer
It seems inconceivable
Nightmarish . . .
This path is the new way we walk - it is heart breaking and scary
With unexpected luminous times of joy and beauty
To take us by surprise
But it is also something else -
I feel whispers of
An invitation to deeper faith
To take a leap: take a risk; go through the gates of faith in a new way.
I don't even know what that would look like -
These feet don't know the way
But we can "find You in the mystery" in these deep waters
And You are eternally beautiful.