Poetry - Walkin' on the Water

I have heard and read the story of Peter walking to Jesus many, many time, but one time I noticed that after Jesus lifted him from the waves, Peter walked back to the boat with the Lord.

I thought of the miraculous victory
of living in the power of God.

It spurred thoughts of other great Bible characters who had moments of victory through the power of the Lord. I wrote this poem, which I hope to make into a song some day.

I want to live my life
"walkin' on the water" and
"soarin' with the eagles."




WALKIN' ON THE WATER

Have you ever gazed only on your Creator,
So that nothing else existed?
Did you forget the thundering and winds,
Crashing and whirling about you?
Did you step beyond the walls of safety,
Consciously trusting your Lord?
Have you ever felt the thrill of walkin’,
Walkin’ on the water?

Have you ever faithfully stood for your Lord,
Doing the right amid the foes?
Did your heart beat with fear and faith,
Knowing that others watched and laughed?
Did you bow your head humbly to your King,
Knowing He would see you through?
Have ever felt the peace of sleepin’,
Sleepin’ with the lions,
Walkin’ on the water?

Have you ever spoken boldly for your Saviour,
And roughly tossed to the ground?
Did you feel the pain of stinging words,
Your name smeared with mud and scorn?
Did you wipe your cheek and try again,
Grateful to be worthy of Him?
Have you ever felt the joy of singin’,
Singin’ at midnight,
Sleepin’ with the lions,
Walkin’ on the water?

Have you ever seen the things of this world
Through the eyes of your Redeemer?
Did pleasures, worries, and sins seem
As dust as you looked to the sky?
Did you feel the power of His Spirit
Give you victory o’er temptations?
Have you ever felt the strength of soarin’
Soarin’ with the eagles,
Singin’ at midnight,
Sleepin’ with the lions,
Walkin’ on the water?



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful!
Praying for just
the right music
to go with it.

Sunny

Larie Writes-Proverbs 27:19 said...

I believe this would make a great song!

smooches,
Larie

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