Be praised, My Lord,
through Sister Water;
she is very useful,
~St. Francis of Assisi
The sight of water, be it in a pond, a river, the sea, a fountain, or even a drop from a spigot touches something deep in “the temple of my inner being.” I love to sit quietly and watch water fall or splash or ripple or break like the waves on a seashore. And if I peer down long enough into the mysterious depths of a body of water, my mind conjures up images of earth’s origins, and subsequently the Garden of Eden comes alive in my soul’s eye. Even gauzy reflections which quiver and quake in a puddle or body of water seem to possess a captivating life, a compelling story, a gripping sanctity of their own.
Although I know not where it rests in the human psyche, I believe somewhere therein mortals recognize familiar things not necessarily of this world, things they appear to know without human tutelage or logic’s reason. In the same way a child instinctively recognizes its biological mother even after the umbilical cord is severed, I believe we, who are temporarily separated from the Holy Source of our being, retain a sense of the Father’s parenting presence because we belong to the Lord and are inextricably a part of Him. It could be that’s why earth and its waters not only call to me but also comfort me.
…by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. ~2 Peter 3:5 ✝
Thank you, Jesus, that you save, you heal, you restore, and you reveal Your Father’s heart to us!
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I love to walk and sit down by the brook and take in the marvels all around. Or sit by the lake or ocean shore… Water soothes the eyes and the soul. Blessings, Natalie! 🙂
I love such things too, Bette! Water indeed soothes the soul and eyes and sometimes even the ears. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
The ears, indeed… MUSIC! 🙂
We are born as spiritual beings–with so many seeking and searching for that missing connection–of which we know is our Heavenly Father–but for those who do not know, they spend their wheels and a life time searching–hence the many cult followings, miscues in the dabbling in false religions, the occult, anything to fill that missing connection–with excesses of vices—the list goes on and on—it is the Father whom they / we seek–But finally figuring this out is the epiphany so many spend a lifetime learning…
Thank you for this insightful posting–
A big hug Natalie–
You are so right! And some never find it sadly. Hugs to you too, Cookie. Natalie 🙂
Beautiful ~ I see that you are up and running once again!
Thank you, Mary. Yes I’m up and running again and finally in touch via email with WP about the problems I’m having with my posts. Hopefully they will all be resolved soon. Have a great day! Blessings, Natalie 🙂
Beautiful post !
Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Blessings, Natalie 🙂