Monday, October 28, 2013

Peace Like A River


"When peace like a river, atendeth my way."  -Horatio Spafford, It Is Well With My Soul.


I sat in the pew this Sunday singing these lyrics, contemplating rivers; how they undoubtedly bring peace.  I once wrote about Thin Places, places where the division between Heaven and Earth is so thin you can feel a spiritual presence. These may be different to everyone, but I find that a remote run of river can drift you to a thin place.


Part of this is the solitude of a river. Rivers are a network, yet independent, fragile, yet strong, tamed, yet wild. My mind gets lost in the solitude and the random, rhythmic flow of the waters.


Rivers are a fountain of life, for all of God's creatures.  A source that we should revere, preserve, and perpetuate.



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