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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Encounter

I am inert.

Stopped in my tracks by the sun.  I'm in awe by the
Newness it brings me everyday.
.. like I'm seeing it for the very first time.
My eyes get heavy and fall shut.
The warmth of the sun brings a smile to
My face.

And I picture it in my head.
I know it's eons away,
But for the moment it is close.
My mind is consumed,
By the one who loves me the most.
I plug my headphones in and Nichole Nordeman's song, "I'm with you", starts to play.
I start running again, faster because of some inner strength fueling me.
People ask why I run.
Here is your answer...
I see and feel Him most then.
It's like my feet pound down the wall in my Heart with each stride as they strike the  pavement..
opening my soul to a God
Who wants to belong there.
It's a magic like no other.
I don't fear in the unknown of tomorrow,
Because I know who it belongs to.
I don't shy from the darkness because I'm running toward the light.
The sun illuminates through trees and obstacles, managing to warm my face. 
Go out into this world and shine.
I want others to know.
To be able to see God through me. No cross around my neck or T-shirt...just see it and know.
That there is something I have they need.. They want.

God has blessed me so and I want to share it with the world. 
I can't contain it. 
It overflows and floods my soul.
I promise. There is nothing and no one like Him.
And I run faster.
The sun starts to set.
I have to make it home before dark. 
Someone might be waiting for me.
Light fades and darkness starts to consume.. But I run fast enough to make it home before all the dark prevails.
I run with purpose.
I make it in perfect timing.
I enter the brightly lighted house and am greeted by Papaw. He smiles.
 I am happy and feel accomplished. 
It was a hard run, one that was tough to make at that pace... but as I look back I'm glad I ran faster ...toward the light and away from the dark. 
My work is of course compensated by the warm house and the sweet welcome from one who loves me.
An encounter of Heaven.
I press on to reach the end of the race and to receive the heavenly price for which God is calling us.
Philippians 3:14