Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I'll Fly Away

Last night I went for a run despite the hot summer heat (it was around 100 degrees) to relieve some tension I was feeling.  As I pushed myself through the muggy air, "I'll Fly Away" by Jars of Clay came on Shazam on my iPhone, and I closed my eyes and just felt the music and the air hitting my face.  And for a moment, everything else melted away and my soul felt full and I could imagine what it would be like to be with God in heaven and be past the worries of this world.  It was wonderful, and just what my heart needed.  Somehow God uses running and music to give me tastes of the glory of being in His presence eternally.  It's like for a moment, I forget everything of this world, and I feel His presence surrounding me and in me and I feel complete.  I know it sounds crazy, but it's one of the ways He touches me.  I am so grateful to Jesus that because of Him, I can know with confidence that one day I will get to fully experience that peace and joy.  Not just for a fleeting moment when the circumstances are right, but eternally, forever.  Sometimes I ache for that time so so bad.

What about you?  Do you have any of those moments?  Where you can actually imagine what it will be like to finally be with Him eternally?  When, for just a brief moment, everything of this world slips away?

I'll Fly Away by Jars of Clay, from the album Redemption Songs

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