At the swimming pool one day the student swim teams were competing. The colors and splash of summer still spilled on the wing but with a lining of competitive feistiness. “I want to win!” was on their hearts and to the side I noticed a father. I never had to even wonder, “Which one is your child?”
(All pics this week by yours truly…)
It was so obvious! His teen seemed to be the only one in the pool, according to Dad! His eyes, fixed on that boy like “white on rice!” as we say in the South, followed the son up and back, up and back. As the boy butterflied- free swam or breast stroked, the father whirred up and down the length, rooting him on with words of encouragement.
It so reminded me of Him and us…
Ever felt like just one on the backside of a zillion people on this earth?
Ah, but He has singled you out! Me too! Somehow His loving glaze bores through our souls in a one on one zip line so that even in a crowd of zillion,
He only sees you….
Wow…I can’t explain it, just enjoy it…So there are no lone ducks in this word…
for in this whisper of time, called “life,” we are singled out one by one for
Hope. Eternal hope.
Feeling woobly in the faith?
Weak knee-ed in trust?
Like a child needing to realize the Father’s eyes?
We’ve all felt that way at times.
But the truth is,
no matter where our feelings sprawl raw,
we are always on His mind…Yes, one soul at a time.
Threading one tune upon another,
He singles us out of the chorus, rooting us on like we’re the only one in the pool!
Cause you’re the song, the one in the zillion- chorused choir
that drove Him to the cross.
He bored a hole through all others just to get to you-
you’re the Song that played His heart.
He became Visible in the Flesh so that you never have to feel invisible,
With His eyes on His Son and you on His mind,
He spread His arms cross wise
so that I would know, and you,
we’re always on His mind.
Ps. 42:8 By day the Lord directs his love, at night his song is with me— a prayer to the God of my life. NIV
Though our lives span just a whisper of time-
we are that son and daughter in the pool…the
only one He sees….