Thirst Quencher

I woke up a couple of times this morning before it was time to get out bed. Each time I woke up, the same song would play. Sometimes, as I’ve shared with you before, the words come through loud and clear.  Other times, like this morning, it’s just the melody.

Yesterday, I discovered how a song was playing in the background while all the noises of life initially drowned out the beauty. But not this morning, this morning, the melody played on and serenaded the arrival of a new day.  I googled the only words trying to come through this morning….”come to the water…let me hear….”

Give me your heart
Give me your song
Sing it with all your might
Come to the fountain and
You can be satisfied
There is a peace, there is a love
You can get lost inside
Come to the fountain and
Let me hear you testify

This morning, it was the melody from a NeedtoBreathe song called “Testify”. Last year, I blogged about another morning, another instance, when I could hear the melody but not the words.  It turned out to be the David Crowder song, “Sometimes”. Here are some thoughts from that post, Trusting the Melody

As I thought more about this ability to hear the melody but not the words, I thought about how this is like the journey we call life.

We can hear the melody. We know and trust that it’s beautiful but we have a hard time hearing the words.

And then I thought of those words I couldn’t hear in the song.

“It’s Your love that we adore.
It’s like a sea without a shore.
We’re lost in You.
We’re lost in You.”

His love is like a sea without a shore and we discover the most joy and most peace in our life when we are “lost” in it. Kind of ironic, isn’t it? Sounds like things that would make you panic…a sea without a shore and being lost. Yet, if we are swimming around in His love it’s the most beautiful place in the world.

Sometimes, there are seasons in your life when all you can hear is the melody…and that’s okay.

Trusting my lifeguard today.

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I love how both sets of lyrics mention becoming lost in Him...and how peace…not panic… flows from this lostness.

Two different scripture passages came to mind as I thought more about being lost in Him and this fountain of love that satisfies.

“They are filled from the abundance of Your house;
You let them drink from Your refreshing stream,
for with You is life’s fountain.
In Your light we will see light.”  Psalm 36:8-9

“Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks from this water will get thirsty again. But whoever drinks from the water that I will give him will never get thirsty again—ever! In fact, the water I will give him will become a well of water springing up within him for eternal life.”  John 4:13-14

I thought, again, about the only words coming through this morning...”Come to the water..let me hear…”  

That’s my prayer for each of us today: that our thirsty souls will hear Him calling and come to the well and drink.

“He satisfies you with goodness;
your youth is renewed like the eagle.” Psalm 103:5

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