Sunday, September 23, 2012

Waiting on the LORD

They shall mount up with wings as eagles....

This week as I was begging the LORD for strength - it just seemed their was too much to do all week and I was tired and pressed and oh so weary.  He gave me the verse from Isaiah: "They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength.  They shall mount up with wings as eagles.  They shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."  As I pondered this I wondered what the word wait means.  Does it mean to wait like we wait for traffic or Christmas, or wait as a waitress waits on tables or is it some other meaning altogether?  This morning I looked it up in our Strong's Concordance and was deeply moved and encouraged by the meaning.  The root means to bind together by twisting.  In other words if I am tightly entwined with Jesus I will be strong.  If we pull together I have all of His strength pulling along with my little bit.  Makes me want to draw near and sit at His feet.  There was an eagle soaring over our field today as we came home from church - it was floating on the wind - looked effortless.  It's strength is not in beating its wings but in resting on the powerful wind currents.  I'm looking forward to some soaring. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Take His Hand

  The Light That is Felt
A tender child of summers three,
Seeking her little bed at night,
Paused on the dark stair timidly.
"Oh, mother! Take my hand," said she,
"And then the dark will all be light."

We older children grope our way
From dark behind to dark before;
And only when our hands we lay,
Dear Lord, in Thine, the night is day,
And there is darkness nevermore.
Reach downward to the sunless days
Wherein our guides are blind as we,
And faith is small and hope delays;
Take Thou the hands of prayer we raise
And let us feel the light of Thee!