Thursday, January 11, 2007

As I walked down to the river

Are you sure about this?
Yes
We could wait until it’s a better time.
The time is right, the day is good.
Yes. . {{{sigh}}}. . . yes, I suppose the day is a good . . . .except . . . .well, if you ask me and mind you I’m only saying this because I care. . .about . . you.
Saying what friend?
Well you asked and I’m not one not to tell you now am I?
No you aren’t telling me.
Exactly . . . a . . . what?
Tell me what you think about the day. Please.
The day, and only because you asked, has a slight chill. {{{Shiver}}} There see we should wait.
I’ll take my chances thank you.
Well s s so am I.
Okay
Did you hear something?
Nope nothing
Are you sure you heard not a thing?
Just the usual sounds, like nature.
Well then. . (Looking around). . . I heard something.
Like what?
Like well a little of something and a bit of nothing and it could be everything.
Nothing isn’t everything my friend
You my friend are wrong W R O N G nothing is something, it is nothing.
What?
You’re different lately. I just can’t talk to you today.
I’m the same though.
No you’re different
I feel different
How so?
Better, at peace.
Nervous?
No not at all.
Are you sure that we should do this?
Yes I am. I do understand if you aren’t ready.
I’m ready who said I wasn’t ready? If you’re saying I’m not ready then I’ll just walk away right now.
I just want you to make this one on your own.
Oh I see you want to go it alone. Well then I’ll see ya.
No I won’t be alone I’m never alone and never will be. He is always with me.
Always
Yes forever. Don’t you know that?
Yes I do I just don’t understand why we have to do this.
You don’t have to. I do because I think I have to so I am.
You go first.
I will
How is the water?
Nice, it’s warm and soothing.
I’m going to test it for myself by sticking my toe in.
It’s good isn’t it?
What now, what do you do now?
I’ll talk to Him and I’ll lay down then it will be done and I will be forever.
Will I change?
Yes
How so?
Like a caterpillar to a butterfly
That long!
No instantly.
What if I can’t live up to what He wants?
You mean what if you sin again?
Yes you know me so well friend.
We all sin that’s why the cross.
The cross I’m not worthy of such.
Come to me
Yes
Do you believe that I died for you?
I do believe that you love me so much that you died for me.

2 comments:

codepoke said...

What a story. Thanks, Milly!

codepoke said...

We sang this this morning, and it made me think of your walk.

Then the angel showed me the river
of the water of life, as clear as crystal,
flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb…

Revelation 22: 1 NIV



TO THE RIVER, I AM GOING
BRINGING SINS I CANNOT BEAR
COME AND CLEANSE ME
COME, FORGIVE ME
LORD, I NEED TO MEET YOU THERE

IN THESE WATERS, HEALING MERCY
FLOWS WITH FREEDOM FROM DESPAIR
I AM GOING TO THAT RIVER
LORD, I NEED TO MEET YOU THERE

PRECIOUS JESUS, I AM READY
TO SURRENDER EVERY CARE
TAKE MY HAND NOW, LEAD ME CLOSER
LORD, I NEED TO MEET YOU THERE

TO THE RIVER, I AM GOING
BRINGING SINS I CANNOT BEAR
COME AND CLEANSE ME
COME, FORGIVE ME
LORD, I NEED TO MEET YOU THERE

IN THESE WATERS, HEALING MERCY
FLOWS WITH FREEDOM FROM DESPAIR
I AM GOING TO THAT RIVER
LORD, I NEED TO MEET YOU THERE

PRECIOUS JESUS, I AM READY
TO SURRENDER EVERY CARE
TAKE MY HAND NOW, LEAD ME CLOSER
LORD, I NEED TO MEET YOU THERE

COME AND JOIN US IN THE RIVER
COME FIND LIFE BEYOND COMPARE
HE IS CALLING, HE IS WAITING
JESUS LONGS TO MEET YOU THERE

PRECIOUS JESUS, I AM READY
TO SURRENDER EVERY CARE
TAKE MY HAND NOW, LEAD ME CLOSER
LORD, I NEED TO MEET YOU THERE

TAKE MY HAND NOW, LEAD ME CLOSER
LORD, I NEED TO MEET YOU THERE