Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday Selah: Walking on Water

Saturday Selah
This morning I want to share a short but powerful paragraph I read in the foreword to Madeleine L'Engle's beautiful book Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art.

On following God's call to use your talent:

"Be encouraged. Close your eyes and let go. Remember, as Peter did, what it felt like when nothing was sustaining you in the small space between your feet and those daunting waves but the power of an unrelenting Love.

And walk on." ~Nicole Nordeman, singer

Dear Friends when you doubt everything else: your call, your talent, your ability, your willingness, remember the Creator of the universe loves you and has gifted you to do His good will!

Selah is probably either a liturgico-musical mark or an instruction on the reading of the text, something like "stop and listen". Selah notes a break in the song and as such is similar in purpose to Amen in that it stresses the importance of the preceding passage.


Denise said...

I love that -- Walk on --! 2 simple words that carry much power in following the path God places before us.


Melissa in Mel's World said...

What great words today Patty, thanks for this meme, I can't wait to join in on the fun next week.

Thanks SO much for your help with Twitter today, you have NO IDEA how thankful I am for you being there!

Take Care,

Jennifer Johnson said...

What a blessing you are! I enjoyed meeting you this weekend and look forward to getting to know you and learning from you.
You impress me greatly with your blogs-WOW! We know who should have been teaching the blog and web workshop, don't we?!