“And this baptism now saves you”

by Edie Wadsworth on April 29, 2010

Something is  happening to her.   I’m not altogether sure that she fully grasps it.      It started when she quit work.     And it further heightened when she brought her children home to educate them.   Maybe you’d call it an epiphany.   Or an awakening.   Sometimes it feels more like a death or at the very least a drowning of an old fantasy.

But something very peculiar happens when you face the truth about yourself and about your life in one area;  it eventually creeps into all areas of your life, invading your presuppositions and putting to death the lies under which you’ve operated for so long, drowning them in a sea of life-giving water.

It took her by surprise and she must learn to swim again.   Or  so she thinks.    She reaches out for something familiar but even her virtues seem to have washed away.    There is no sure footing.   There has to be another way.   Or surely she will drown.

When you allow layers upon layers to be peeled back so that all you’re left with is the nakedness of your own depravity……

When the words of Christ sink in and take hold and gnaw at you and undo you…….

He is taking you into His death.    Deep calls to deep at the roar of Your waterfalls;  all Your breakers have gone over me.”

She finds it hard to breathe.  She fights Him.     She finds it impossible to surrender…….

And then He comes.   He has made another way.

He will be the one to surrender.

And His surrender will be perfect, even to death.

His words play a melody in her heart.

He has come to give her life abundant.

how long have i been in this storm
so overwhelmed by the ocean’s shapeless form
waters getting harder to tread
with these waves crashing over my head

if i could just see you
everything would be alright
if i had to see you
this darkness would turn into light

and i will walk on water
and you will catch me if i fall
and i will get lost into your eyes
and everything will be alright
and everything will be alright

i know u didn’t bring me out here to drown
so why am i ten feet under and upside down
barely surviving has become my purpose
cause i’m so used to living underneath the surface

if i could just see you
everything would be alright
if i could see you
this darkness would turn into light

and i will walk on water
and you will catch me if i fall
and i will get lost into your eyes
and everything will be alright

and i will walk on water
and you will catch me if i fall
and i will get lost into your eyes
and everything will be alright
and now everything is alright
everythings alright

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