I am as healed and soothed as if I lie, curled up, serene, and fed, in the rich waters of my mother's womb, original Ocean of Mercy, that bore me, floating and ready, into this waiting world. My soul sings to the rhythm of the ocean waves lifting me up, to the rhythmic surges of blood traveling through the inner river ways of my arteries and veins.
Oh merciful Gift of Water, water to buoy up my body, water to cleanse my body, water to satisfy my thirst, I cannot live without you. Your presence around me, inside me, reminds me that our God Who comes to save us is as necessary to our lives as water. That God's loving Mercy flows as lavishly as the multitudes of oceans and seas girding the world's dry land, and the thirsty grounds of our souls are inundated by fountains of living water, and all who search for God will find God, as a man staggering in the desert finds a peaceful oasis with springs of life-giving water....
Kneeling to drink from Your Pool, relieve my thirst, Living Water
Smudged and smeared by sin, wash me clean, Living Water
Exhausted, in need of rest, buoy me up, Living Water
Drained dry of Love and Mercy, revitalize me, Living Water
Fearful to live again, feed my roots, Living Water
Ocean of Mercy....Ocean of Mercy....Ocean of Mercy....Ocean of Mercy
And Jesus said:
"Let anyone who thirsts come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as scripture says, 'Rivers of living water will flow from within him.'" (John 7: 37 & 38).
(Many thanks to daughter Cathy for her photo, and her feet!)