Deep calls to deep
in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
have swept over me.
By day the Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life.
Psalm 42; 7-8
There’s an absolute honesty in these words of Psalm 42 which resonate within me like a call in a wilderness. The photograph of a drifting log was taken yesterday as the tide rose and broke agianst the sea wall. Helen and I just stood and watched whar was unfolding, feeling very small in the face of such raw power.
If someone asked me to define faith, I would be hard pressed. Perhaps the word I’ve used in the title might help; ‘The call’…even in the midst of those chaotic and difficult moments which we all face in varying degrees. The Elijah moment, which I’ve used in a previous blog, when he’s surrounded by noise and chaos and suddenly hears the voice of God.
The chaos that the Psalmist reveals, and the simple reflection …’By day the Lord directs his love. at might his song is with me’…..which becomes my prayer to God when I have no words!!! Think about this….we tend to think prayers are one way, from us to God, but actually the Psalmist reveals that prayer is God working in us and bringing our deepest needs to our Creator’s heart!
The call is to listen to our guide as we drift in the calm and more turbulent moments.