Alone, but not lonely

keep-calm-and-enjoy-your-singlenessSometimes I found myself alone while skiing in the Snowy Mountains or on Mt Ruapehu.  Solitary skiers call out ‘single’ while waiting for the T-Bar.  That’s the one bar where it is safe to call out “single”.  Being single can be a risky business, and I haven’t met many people who enjoy it.    

The solitary path is one not many choose of their own free will.  I was a single woman for ten years, and to start with I didn’t like it, until I found there are places on the path to the Kingdom that are just for singles. 

I had an encounter with the King in just such a place.  At first I caught a glimpse of a man with white hair wearing blue jeans and a white shirt.  I thought it must have been Jesus, because He appears in the book of Revelation with white hair. 

However when I got to Chapter 59 I realised the Lord had allowed me a glimpse of my future husband, the man I’d been promised in Chapter 5.  This was at the start of the solitary path, and he was years away.  I had a lot to learn before the Lord was going to trust me with him.  The biggest thing I discovered was that the Lord wants us to learn to love Him first.

Most of the time I find my way into the Kingdom through meditating on the great words of the Bible, but on this day it was through a song. 

“Listen to this”, my friend named “White Flower” in the Kingdom story said as she played a track from her Clay Pots CD, “Love Song for a Saviour”.  I liked the lyrics, they confirmed what I had seen when I went into the Kingdom the day before.  So the next chapter of The Kingdom is inspired by the song.  It goes like this:

Jars of Clay, Love Song for a Saviour

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In open fields of wild flowers,
she breathes the air and flies away
She thanks her Jesus for the daises and the roses
in no simple language
Someday she’ll understand the meaning of it all

He’s more than the laughter or the stars in the heavens
As close a heartbeat or a song on her lips
Someday she’ll trust Him and learn how to see Him
Someday He’ll call her and she will come running
and fall in His arms and the tears will fall down and she’ll pray,

“I want to fall in love with You”

Sitting silent wearing Sunday best
The sermon echoes through the walls
A great salvation through it calls to the people
who stare into nowhere, and can’t feel the chains on their souls

He’s more than the laughter or the stars in the heavens
As close a heartbeat or a song on our lips
Someday we’ll trust Him and learn how to see Him
Someday He’ll call us and we will come running
and fall in His arms and the tears will fall down and we’ll pray,

“I want to fall in love with You”

It seems too easy to call you “Savior”,
Not close enough to call you “God”
So as I sit and think of words I can mention
to show my devotion

“I want to fall in love with You”

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