OK...here's a little of my stray thoughts while listening to music and walking today (on the treadmill)...
From Van Morrison:
Hey where did we go,
Days when the rains came
Down in the hollow,
Playin' a new game,
Laughing and a running hey, hey
Skipping and a jumping
In the misty morning fog with
Our hearts a thumpin' and you
My brown eyed girl,
You my brown eyed girl.
Woohoo, gotta love a brown eyed girl from the holler! You Rock Van!
Can I sail thru the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life
Uh Oh...nope, I haven't been sailing through the changing ocean tides of my life all that well...I can't even tell what season I'm in....Oh boy...
In the middle of my darkness
In the midst of all my fear
You're my refuge and my hope
When the storm of life is raging
And the thunder's all I hear
You speak softly to my soul
Salvation? God's voice in the most thunderous of storms...in darkness and fear...I have refuge and hope...He is my Strong Tower!
Your grace has found me just as I am
Empty handed, but alive in your hands
Forever I am changed by your love
In the presence of your Majesty
Woohoo! Grace...there's nothing else like it...He meets me where I am...no matter the season, the storm, the color of my eyes, or being a ragamuffin from a holler...I am alive in him, I am changed by His love.
I pray that each one of you, no matter your past, present, or feared future...know there is a strong tower where you can find shelter and there is a majestic God waiting to meet you there. You will find grace and life.