An Isolation Melody


 “I will never leave you and I will never abandon you.” (Hebrews 13:5 NET)

One of their favorite games, when my children were small, was hide-and-seek. They loved to hide in places where they thought I could not find them. One such place was behind the living room drapery. When I saw the wiggling bulge in the drapery, I knew exactly where they were. I often pretended not to see it and looked elsewhere for a while.

My youngest daughter could not wait. She jumped out from behind the drapery and shouted, “Here I am, Mama!” Like my daughter, I sometimes, think Jesus can’t see me. I feel isolated and afraid.

How thankful I am for the songs his Spirit stirs in my heart, reminding me of his presence and his promises.

  An Isolation Melody

 Jesus, your word is my assurance
 I will trust you when I cannot see
 Where you are and what you’re doing—
 I feel like I’m in isolation
 It is very frightening to me
  
 I want to see your face
 I want to see your face
 I want to see your face 
 And feel your embrace
  
 Jesus, your word is my assurance
 I will trust you when I cannot see
 Where you are and what you’re doing—
 I feel the wind; a storm is brewing
 It is very frightening to me
  
 I want to see your face
 I want to see your face
 I want to see your face 
 And feel your embrace
  
 Jesus, your word is my assurance
 I will trust you for I know you can see
 Where I am and what I’m doing—
 I am not in isolation
 You are in this space with me
  
 If in this time and in this place,
 I do not see your face
 Or feel your embrace
 I’ll compose a song of praise
  
 Jesus, your word is my assurance
 I will trust you when I cannot see
 Where you are and what you’re doing—
 One day you will appear and say
 It’s time to leave; child, come with me
  
 Forever, I will see your face
 Forever, I will see your face
 Forever, I will see your face
 Forever, feel your embrace
  
 Jane Ault
 3/27/ 2020 

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