Love Lifted Me
“He reached from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters”--(Psalm 18:16, Amp).
At times, we need honest-to-goodness love to get through countless situations. Sometimes I feel like David, the Psalmist in the Old Testament. Several of his Psalms indicates his need of real help for real troubles. Ever feel that way? There’s a sweet hymn called ‘Love Lifted Me’ that says: “I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore, very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more; But the Master of the sea heard my despairing cry, from the waters lifted me, now safe am I”.
I’m guessing James Rowe, the person who wrote the song, also read Psalm 18. The best verse of the hymn, in my opinion, is the last stanza: “Souls in danger, look above; Jesus completely saves, He will lift you by His love out of the angry waves. He’s the Master of the sea, billows His will obey; He your Savior wants to be, be saved today.”
It sounds as if Mr. Rowe is telling us that Jesus is the only answer to our every need. He talks about angry waves. Has there ever been a time in history when anger is out of control? What is up with elementary school children now bullying, carrying handguns to class, and committing murder? Horrendous! We have a lot of praying to do, don’t we?
Love is the answer. That is, God’s love–and, His love can never be exhausted. Almighty God is able to heal, bring peace, and change a myriad of circumstances for the better. We can trust His faithfulness and love to lift our homes, neighborhoods, cities, counties and the ends of the world. Let His love lift you today!
Written by Anna Darlene Edmondson