I love these morning walks.
My verses today a slice of pie from Matthew 15. The chapter of seeds and sowing and ears and yeast.
I took a detour and found Julie with some really touching words that so lovingly and with such gentleness powed and kapowed into my own life here today:
I Sing Because I Am Free: “Love Lifted Me” http://isingbecauseimfree.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/love-lifted-me/
And – as her words filtered through my life and heart – He put a song on my internal juke-box. Julie’s title triggering a classic slow-snog-end-of-disco-schmooze-number (I was young once!) – His words and her words and this song all now flowing through me:
“Up Where We Belong”: Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes
He drew me further through Chapter 15. And as I meandered with Him where the eagles soar, the mountains high, where … Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong …
He settled right there. Laid out the blanket. Put down the picnic hamper. Breathed the clean air. Poured a big hearty mug of coffee. And we just sat and enjoyed the moment together:
“He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”” Matthew 15:52
And we caught each others’ eyes. And smiled. Knowingly.
His Law is not rules. His Law is Love. For Him, from him, for me, for you, from me, from you.
His Law is desire not duty. His Law is option not obligation. His Law is timeless not convenient. His Law has no contradiction. No interpretation. His Law is simple. His Law is Love. Not rules.
Let us all be disciples who live His Law – not ours. His Love – not our convenience. His timelessness – our connection.
I love our morning walks!