3 a.m Rendezvous


 

Bill went to work without showering yesterday morning.

We had no water.

Anxiously I call the plumber who recommends he comes  by at 3 a.m: the time the water supply replenishes our tank.

Now remember, this is India, so if the plumber says  3 a.m to  then 3 a.m it is.

I get up easily and let the plumber in; after all the only access to the water tank is via three flights of internal stairs that lead to the upper terrace. Like a monkey he straddles the outer wall and lands on the roof  where the tank sits. Within three minutes he discovers a faulty valve, climbs back down and is gone by 3.10 a.m.

By now my morning tea has awakened me so I take time to sit and pray .

All is quiet as I rock to and fro in my rocking chair remembering  all the other early mornings in my life I have sat in God’s presence.

Times after feeding my babies, or before children need to get ready for school, or simply when my needs were so great I could not sleep till I sent prayers for help to heaven.

So this time I begin to thank God for His many blessings, for His goodness and His great mercy towards me.

I begin to sing a verse,

‘Though hast been a shelter unto me

And a strong tower from my enemy

When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock

That is higher than I

That is higher than I.’

From there I begin to confess  facets of God:

He is the Alpha and the Omega

The Captain of the Host

The Creator who flung the stars in space

My Deliverer

My Saviour

My Healer

The One who binds the brokenhearted and who sets the captives free

I start to pray fervently for family and friends in need, for those who do not

know of His salvation or who do not have His peace.

With tears of thankfulness for the unmatched privilege of speaking to Him, I say,  Amen.

In the quiet I hear the words, ”Psalm 116”.

This is His reply (in part) to me:

I love the Lord because He has heard my prayers

Because he has inclined His ear to me

Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.

Gracious is the Lord and righteous

Yes, our God is merciful.

The Lord preserves the simple;

I was brought low and He saved me.

Return to your rest, O my soul

For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

Precious in the sight of the Lord

Is the death of His saints.

O Lord, truly I am Your servant;

I am Your servant.

You have loosed my bonds.

I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving,

And will call upon the name of the LORD.

I began Eternity Seeker to urge all who read it that this life is so short and the way we live now determines how and where we will spend eternity.

Through prayer and reading His word, we develop a friendship with God; we get to know Him and understand why Jesus hung on that cross. He came to redeem His people who have fallen asleep, and blindly  believe that living in this world is all that really matters.

The night before, I had a dream I was peeping through the curtains looking at a darkened sky when suddenly I was shot like a missile into the clouds.

Having no parachute,  I knew that if I fell back to earth I would surely die.

With arms outstretched I said, ”Take me Jesus, I am Yours!”

With that, I woke up and smiled.

I am at peace with Him.

May I pray for your peace too?

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(A Gisborne sky 2012)

 

 

 

 

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8 Comments on “3 a.m Rendezvous”

  1. Rachel Tucker says:

    mmm … running water hey. sounds like a very 1st world problem in a 3rd world country leading you nicely to wake up early, meditate, and come to a Universal World conclusion. May we all unite in the love and peace He has offered to us . Blessings light and love!

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  3. Amy Nedrow says:

    So beautiful, and took me right back to my 3 a.m. time with Jesus. I could feel that same sweet Presence. 🙂 Thank you 🙂 I reposted to my site. 🙂

    • It is always special to find some one else on the other side of the world sharing the same experience but then again we are one in the Spirit and sisters in the Lord.
      Thank you Amy.

      • Amy Nedrow says:

        Yes, I sure do agree. 🙂 Very thankful to have connected with you. Blessings to you and your family. I pray you were all well protected by God during the cyclone that hit India?

      • We live far from the coast but the authorities in the affected region had to evacuate many thousands of people to higher ground before the cyclone.
        I also am glad to have connected with you!
        My sisters and I inherited many vintage pieces from my mother and we all have recreated beautiful jewellry using them. So you bless me in your creativity as well.

      • Amy Nedrow says:

        Very happy to hear you are safe.
        Aw, thank you so much. I get so excited in the sybolism of taking what was old and making it new and beautiful again. So thankful Jesus does this with all who would allow Him too.
        It’s been a real pleasure to meet you 🙂
        Amy

  4. Grace Morton says:

    Enjoyed this post. Oh to have more deep communion and meditation on Him


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