Last night I drifted off to sleep with the words “Come to the water” on my brain. I thought they were song lyrics. It’s highly fitting I would currently have these words playing on repeat. I’ve been helping to organize and plan for our annual creek baptism which will take place this afternoon. However, due to the weather, as of this moment, it’s still up in the air whether this next step so many folks in our congregation have chosen to take will take place at the actual river or indoors.
This morning I woke up and, during my quiet time, I tried to find the song melody that contained the words come to the water. In my search, I realized that last night my heart was actually thinking of the “Oh Come to the Alter” by Elevation. That was the melody on my heart, but mind had replaced alter with water.
O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ
Bear your cross as you wait for the crown
Tell the world of the treasure you’ve found
However, in my search this morning, I came across another song I had never heard before called “Come to the River” from The Rhett Walker Band. Don’t you love when that happens? When you are searching for one piece of beauty and stumble, instead, across entirely different beauty.
A beautiful collision.
Lord, today, whether we end up coming to the indoor (alter) or coming to the outdoor river.…I know You will be there rejoicing with all the people wanting to tell the world of the treasure they have found!
As a coworker reminded me again last week. “Let’s just keep the main thing the main thing.”
“My restless heart, oh led me astray
To my selfish pride, I became my own slave
But you placed a thirst in me, with no drink in sight
Cause I could not see, till I saw through Your eyes”