RING … RING … RING …
“Get the phone, somebody.”
RING … RING …
“Phone, guys! Somebody get the phone!”
“No, you get the phone.”
“Because it’s for you. Its God, man. If I were you, I’d get the phone.”
Sometimes I don’t listen well. Sometimes I do. And when the phone rings, I don’t always answer it.
Here are a few lyrics from a song called “Ocean (Where Feet May Fall)” … performed by a group called Hillsong.
You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand
And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine
I think of the story where the guys are in the boat, waters ‘getting rough, Jesus calls Peter out … out of the boat … out on to the water. And the water is the great unknown for the fisherman (irony?). Different context, yes? In the boat, fishing, it’s not a problem. But to get out of the boat? God was calling, and that changes things up. Feet may fail for me, and they have, and along the way I connect with this … “mystery” of God. Faith emerges, but I sometimes question my progression. So, He calls, I call — on Him — because I find myself in deep yogurt, or more accurately, deep waters. But if I can just keep my eyes … above the waves … and my soul will rest (rest, what a concept) in God. He says I belong to Him. And I am actually okay with that.