Like the constant moving of the tide along my favorite beach.
Glancing back in order to learn
Cherishing those tender relationships that meant so much
but are now gone. Heroes of the faith whose very memory cheer us on.
Yes, glancing back to those times where we sensed the breath of His Presence
and the thrill of His Care in an unforgettable way.
But it isn’t always that way. No, feelings come and go
but our faith stands secure in the Unchanging One.
Glancing back remembering times of failure and loss and pain
like minor keys in the symphony of our life
grateful that Our Composer writes the score with a swelling theme of victory.
Always pressing forward like the incoming tide.
Surrendering more and more to His Will.
Wash over my life Holy Spirit and take control of all.
Pressing forward to new challenges – the Spirit taking possession of areas of our lives
we hadn’t even realized in the past.
Peace at last.
Glancing back and pressing forward.
Resisting the urge to remain at status quo
because even that is a myth
granting us permission to do nothing while gradually becoming numb to life.
Pressing forward with the wind in our face.
seizing the day. Running the race that is before us.
Splash over us, O Lord, and consume us with your Power
Focusing on that City that is before us.
Glancing back for only a second while pressing forward with all our strength.
Will you join with me and run the race that is before us today?
The time is now.