Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Emotionally a wreck this morning and yet in the wreckage I praise YOU for the journey…for the Holy Spirit…for the Word..
Praise You for it’s being a journey….
Praise You for companions on the journey….
Praising YOU for Jesus….
Praising YOU for YOUR GRACE….new every morning, just waiting for us to be drenched in it…..so reposting from early this spring...

"Experiencing the present purely is being empty and hollow;
you catch grace as a man fills his cup under a waterfall. " Annie Dillard

I read this quote and I am just struck with a vision of a waterfall and me in it...smack dab in the middle of it with my cup extended trying to fill it and of course you can't. The force of the water is so overwhelming, the force of Your Grace the same.Trying to take just a cup of grace, just a cup of water from the falls ...and being drenched in the trying. There is no taking a little grace, in the trying your hand is drenched, your wrist, your arm, your body, your hair and face and neck...the power of the falls is overwhelming.
The power of Your Grace....staggering.
I am drenched but the cup is empty, nothing to take away. Nothing to take away, I have to stay smack dab in the middle of the fall, in the middle of your GRACE. Maybe if I do and become so drenched w/love and grace....I won't be able to stop giving it to others???
So as I am feeling SAD today step into the falls...BE DRENCHED...
So as I am feeling DOWN tomorrow step into the falls...BE DRENCHED...
So as I am feeling angry or joyous or jealous or content the next or the next day...step into the falls...
BE DRENCHED....

6 comments:

So I Go said...

great imagery. let's dive on in and get drenched!

MaryAnn M said...

be loved, beloved

Jada's Gigi said...

His grace covers all...washes all...carries us away!

Candy said...

This is good. very very good. and thank you for the birthday wishes.

kpjara said...

Wow! I really needed to hear/read this today...thanks.

Bar Bar A said...

As usual, this is just what I needed to be reminded of. I'm having a super down day. This helped tremendously. Maybe as a symbolic gesture I will go jump in the ocean on my lunch break (in my clothes) its so hot I'll be dry by the time I get back to work.