Sunday, May 30, 2010

There Is No Other Way But - Through

Here below, I want to share and quote a poem with you that is one of the finest I know. When I think of worry, fear, and anxieties moving out into our lives and all that they involve, my mind goes back to the dramatic story of the Red Sea. It's the story of Moses dividing the Red Sea for the children of Israel to pass through out of bondage and wilderness into the promised land.

"Have you come to the Red Sea place in your life,
Where, in spite of all you can do
There is no way out, there is no way back,
There is no other way but - through?
Then wait on the Lord with a trust serene,
Till the night of your fear is gone;
He will send the wind, He will heap the floods
He says to your soul, 'Go on.'

And His hand will lead you through - clear through -
Ere the watery walls roll down.
No foe can reach you, no wave can touch,
No mightiest sea can drown;
The tossing billows may rear their crests,
Their foam at your feet may break;
But over their bed you shall walk dry shod
In a path that your Lord will make.

In the morning watch, beneath the lifted cloud,
You shall see but the Lord alone,
Where He leads you from the place by the sea
To the land that you have not known;
And your fears shall pass as your foes have passed,
You shall be no more afraid.
You shall sing His praise in another place,
In a place that His hand has made."

(poem written by Annie Flint)

"Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace"(Exodus 14: 13, 14).

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