I began to yell myself, “no!”, “stop!”. I left my husband on the shoreline as I ran to intersect toward this little life before imminent danger arrived first.
Behind this little boy was a relative with fully loaded arms also running behind him. But this little boy was oblivious of the threat. She makes it to him before I arrive but not without a cost.
They must have been packing to leave the beach. In her arms she carried flip flops, clothing, and other valuable property including her cell phone. As she ran into the dangerous waters that was luring this little boy, she lost her footing. Her sandals are now floating in the water being rocked by every wave. She managed to keep most of her belongings in her arms, but the cell phone was forever lost!
The little boy is escorted back to family. I grabbed the flip flops and gave them to her along with the ball. But other family members just stared at the waves hitting the sand knowing that the cell phone was forever lost.
She would have given it all I’m sure just to secure these little boy's safety.
“No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.” (John 10:18)
These were Jesus’ words.
Jesus knowing full well that it would cost him his life ran after me! He would lose it all! He set aside the privileges of deity and took on flesh. He walked with us, taught us and then died for us. (Philippians 2)
When life’s troubled waters lured me in, he did not hesitate but was willing to lose it all to save my life!
The girl stared at the water knowing that she would never be able to rescue the phone from the depths of the ocean. Nevertheless, her dearest possession was now safe by her side.
Jesus knew he had to finish the work. The anguish of the cross before him and the separation from his Father, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”) could not keep him from rushing in to save me!
This girl, me, will stare at the cross knowing that he paid it all for me! Nothing could keep him from me, and nothing will ever separate me from him. (Romans 8)
Feel the wind of his Spirit!
WALKING ON WATER by Needtobreathe Song Video
I was sinking like a stone again
I was halfway in the grave and then
I looked up and saw Your face again
You pulled me out of the water, water, water
There's no turning back
Nothing in the past
My eyes on You again
Can't see nothing at all
But Your outstretched arms
Help me believe it
Though I falter
You got me walking on water
Though I falter
You got me walking on water, water, water
You got me walking on water, water, water, water
God bless you!~Liz