and as I speak to Him
I find peace in the place that once offered only panic
But this time? Today?
He speaks back
open your eyes
And as I do, I am aware that it has been almost one year
in this very spot
where I am
that my ceiling landed on the floor
And it's almost as if I can feel Him saying...
Yes, that was hard, but look up.
You have things now that you didn't have then
And I open my eyes to see
a new ceiling fan
and soggy carpet that has been replaced
with hardwood supporting my full weight
as I worship here on my knees
Then once again my house begins to flood
(only this time with tears)
because you can only know Him like this
if a house floods...
when a house floods...
So, my dear friends, I want to encourage you to please
Let Him flood your house
wonder and experience
the most vulnerable moments of your life
you will come to know
both calamity and comfort
fear and faith
and perhaps you may even panic
(right before you remember to praise)
But then, and only then, can you look up to discover...
that the things you have now are
than the things that you had then
"Faded memories are better than no memories" - my Momma