Friday, June 27, 2008
As the Deer
I looked out my kitchen window this afternoon and saw a deer down in the pasture with its head up, seemingly looking straight back at me. Immediately my mind went to one of the choruses that we sing at church, "As the Deer". It has a beautiful haunting melody and some of the words are: "As the deer panteth for the water So my soul longeth after thee You alone are my hearts desire And I long to worship thee ..." [Marth Nystrom] Can we sing that and really mean it from the depths of our soul? Is Christ alone our hearts desire? Do we long to worship Him? I pray we do. I pray that I do! That truly should be the desire of every Christian....to desire to be as close to the Lord as we can possibly get. And the little deer ....one of God's creations.....reminded me today.
"As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God."
Psalm 42: 1
May God's blessings be upon you!