Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Higher Ground

My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay
Tho' some may dwell where these
My prayer, my aim is higher ground.

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven's table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

                                - Johnson Oatman, Jr.  1898

In a moment of real-world stress today, I thought "Lord, I just need to be lifted up.  Help me!"  In an instant, the words of this chorus breezed through my mind.  Let the chaos roll.  I don't have to dwell in it.  I can choose to plant my feet on Higher Ground. 

Are you tired of the doubts and the fears?  I say let's move on up to Higher Ground!