Thursday, March 29, 2012

That Could Be Me~

That could be me.

I reach for my water and take another sip. As the water wets my mouth and slips down my throat, I am overwhelmed by the presence of the Living Water dwelling inside me and my eyes start to water.

Seated at a cantina, I watch, and listen, and marvel at the grace of God.

We are here to celebrate a birthday. As the beer and wine flow, and the laughter gets louder, my heart grows more keenly aware of the favor of God in my life. As I scan the room, I just keep thinking over and over again:

That could be me.

"What a lousy day.  Hey, can I get another beer?  It's probably too early for tequila."

"Oh, yeah.  We go way back.  When my first husband died, I started hanging out at the bar down the street and that's where we met, and that's still where we hang out!"

"If you'll excuse me, I'm going to step outside for a smoke.  Crowds make me nervous and the fresh air will do me good."

"I'm glad it's your birthday.  Finally, I had something to look forward to and a reason to celebrate in my life."

"Hey, take is easy with those shots.  You want to make it home, don't you?" 
"Oh don't worry.  I just live a couple of blocks away, and believe you me, I've made my own little trail from here to my front door."

As bits and pieces of conversation float by my ear, I realize how very blessed I am. 

Hurting hearts seated all around me, looking for healing, searching for acceptance, desperate for purpose, drowning in pain. 

I look out the window.  The wind is starting to pick up.  Small leaves begin to swirl in circles in the corner of the courtyard. 

T-Bar Interior shot
{Photo Credit}

If only they knew Jesus.

If only they knew of the love, forgiveness and joy He brings.

If only they, too, could be living the abundant life He came to give us - the abundant life I'm now living.

Someone needs to tell them. 

I look around the room. Conviction, wrapped in an invitation, is starting to bubble up. The Holy Spirit begins to stir a passion in the deepest part of my heart.

But by the grace of God I am what I am. ~ 1 Corinthians 15:10
Freely you have received, freely give. ~ Matthew 10:8

I take another sip of my water, and thank God for His grace. I hear HIS invitation and I can't help thinking,

the person to tell them...

That could be me~

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  1. your post touches my heart. a truth so well said and beautifully written. thank you for sharing!

  2. amen, beautiful and touching. love it!!!

  3. There but for the grace of God... Thank you for the touching post that reminds us how blessed we are with Him, and that we should share this gift with those who are lost.
    Love in Him,
    Laurie Collett


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