April 11, 2013

Swimming Along

I went for a walk near our new home this morning.  The sun was shining bright, the birds were singing happily, and the cherry blossoms were in full, beautiful bloom.  It will be a warm day here in Northern Virginia since spring is already quickly giving way to summer.  I do love this time of the year... the hope and life it brings after the dead of winter has passed.

As I strolled the path around the pond near our new house, I spotted these little sweeties floating along peacefully and diving down under the water, every so often, to look for food.  I stopped and watched them and wondered at their rest, how they simply and quietly swim along with no worries or cares.

I thought about how I want to live life like that... to navigate and swim its waters with ease, quietly at rest, without a care in the world.  I know God wants me to live like that too.  He wants me to lean back in his arms, relax and let go, and let his current carry me.  He wants me to trust him with my heart and all that I hold dear.

I've been asking Jesus to give me a love for this place... for this new home and season.  Though we're moving just a few minutes away and most of our life will remain the same, we're desperately longing for more... more freedom, more life, greater hope, and a renewed sense of purpose for our future.  I want to see what God sees, love what he loves, and want what he wants for us.  I want to see him in this place like I never have before, on every corner and around every bend.  I want to trust in the story he's writing and believe that our journey continues.  There are chapters upon chapters that he has yet to write, yet to create, with our lives, and though it sometimes feels that this season is the end, I know in my heart it's really only the beginning.

May I swim it well.



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