The wind is so strong it moves me, moves us, into deep water. I look down and try to see where I am, but I can’t see anything. Sinking into the water I cry out “who am I?” “where am I?”
And the Lord says, “No, child, who am I? Where am I?”
His voice becomes my focus, the clouds clear, and my loving heavenly Father is right in front of me. “Eyes up, my child,” He reminds me.
The sky above is breathtaking, a golden sunrise in a rainbow of colors, a promise, hope.
This series was created during a time with more change than I am used to. They are a visual representation of God's encouragement. They are reminders to keep my eyes up, to look to He who created the wind and rain (and home renovations, and foster care, and creative devotional books) instead of myself.
Just like Peter walking on water to Christ Jesus:
“(Jesus) said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”Matthew 14:29-33
So dear sisters and brothers, let us not lose faith and try to rely on our own strength in times of uncertainty – but look to Christ. Keep your eyes up friend, God is surely at work in this.
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