Where the Wild Things Are?

 

“I didn’t want to wake you up but I really want to show you something.”  I love this line!  It evokes in me that sense of wonder I first felt when the Gospel of Jesus the Christ was presented to me.  I can hear Jesus saying to me, “I didn’t want to wake you up but I really want to show you something.”  Imagine a parent holding a child and saying, “I didn’t want to wake you up but I really want to show you something.”  What wonderous love allows for care and concern in the same moment?

I am glad I awoke to discover the wild place of wild things that speaks to my heart.  “O LORD, you have searched me and you know me.  You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.  You discern my going out and my lying down; 
you are familiar with all my ways.  Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD.  You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.  Where can I go from your Spirit?  Where can I flee from your presence?”  You are where the wilderness of sin is tamed by love.  You dear One dare me to imagine a place of wild possibilities, a place where wild things roam in wild ways.

“I didn’t want to wake you up but I really want to show you something.”  “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.”

I wish I had the daring to be wild in God, wild for God.  I pray I may be filled with the wild Spirit of Wild Things…I know you didn’t want to wake me…but I am glad you did.

3 thoughts on “Where the Wild Things Are?

  1. rebecca says:

    simply brilliant – I need to hear the story of who/when/how you heard the Gospel – I need to know when/how to share it

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