and then a wave stole the sand away

It was like a wave washed up and stole the sand away – as if I stood looking down at my sand covered ankles wondering what was underneath and then a wave broke into the frame and stole the sand away.

The wooden pews in the downtown church on the corner were cramped with every version of hipster and we sang shoulder to shoulder:

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm

And the wave washed up and stole the sand away. What an amen I heard my heart say in those moments! What a beautiful discovery to listen as the Lord tells me once again about the firm ground on which I stand. It was like a deep breath that turned up the corners of my mouth and filled my ribs with certainty.

God was singing His sovereignty over me, reminding me of His grace. God was breaking into my small viewing frame to wash away the sand covering the very firm foundation.

And I am not afraid.
I am standing on a firm foundation and God is washing away the shifting sand at my feet.

We are the loved ones, friends of God indeed.

may the days stay sweet, may your steady heart beat
be the good in me, the good in me

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