Friday, May 3, 2013
The Best Visit
" Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing."
Some may call it meditation. Some may use the word visualization. Others may just say imagination. Call it whatever you want...I'm just glad I have a brain that works and a mind that can travel through space and time, to experience once again places and events that were fun and meaningful or to travel in spirit to be in the company of Jesus.
I have scenes in my mind that give me peace and comfort in the times of life when I need His very real presence right there with me. Sometimes I'm the lamb on his shoulders. Other times I stand at the foot of the cross. I reach up and grab his feet and feel the blood run over my hands.
I had a new vision this past week. I realized that Jesus and I just needed to visit. You know...like the old hymn says: "And He walks with me, and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own..." I closed my eyes and Jesus and I went to the beach. Just like I sit there sometimes with my earthly friend, He and I sat and talked. We felt the breezes, listened to the roar of the surf, watched the sandpipers skitter along the water's edge. I told Him how I felt and we chatted like the old friends we are. His voice was calm and His spirit filled the air with peace.
"And the joy we shared as we tarried there none other has ever known."
Do you have special places you go with Jesus? I'd love to hear about them.