I was in college and my friends and I were enjoying our yearly tubing trip down the Guadalupe, but this year was a little different. We had reached a point in the river where there was steep drop off and some people had decided to get out of their tubes and walk around to the less steep side in order to avoid this particular drop. It was a little dangerous because there was even a person standing there specifically for helping people get over it. This trip our group had one of those group rafts where you can fit two to three people on it. So my close friend and I decided we would accept the challenge. Needless to say neither of us made it over the drop on the topside of our raft. My friend finally made it up onto the raft, but the current had swept me away. I found myself on the total opposite side hanging on for dear life to the side of the wall. The current was so strong that my body was horizontal to the water as my friend was calling out to me to let go since the current was quickly separating the two of us. I finally let go and the current carried me to the middle of the river where she reached out her hand and pulled me up.
This experience is what came to my mind after meditating throughout the day over the truth that the LORD’s hand is not too short to save and is coming like a rushing stream as My Redeemer. Just as the water rushed all around me and swept me away that day tubing down the river, my Redeemer will some day come like a rushing stream driven by the wind of the LORD to take me home. I could go on and on about what the Holy Spirit has shown me in Isaiah 59 & 60, but I believe with all my heart that He really wants you to experience His desire to speak personally with you. So I encourage you to take five minutes to click here and allow the God who comes as a rushing stream to wash over you, stretch out His hand and save you. Then if you want just a glimpse into the place Christ is preparing for us click here.