Happy Sunday! While I get caught up on documenting our own thanksgiving adventures and basking in this last day of vacation before crunch time begins - I wanted to share a very special guest post with you.
To put it simply - I love Rachel's blog. She is truly inspiring. And as part of my new "Inspired" series, I wanted to share her with all of you. I hope that you can feel her love for our Savior and her devotion to him as strongly as I can. If you ever want a reminder on what's important, a place to refocus your priorities, I suggest you take a look:
Introducing Rachel @ Dramatic Elegance
i never understood this thing of immersing.
all my life, in movies and television, i’ve seen this strange thing. this thing of submerging oneself into a warm bath, entirely, from head to toe. hair and all, even without shampoo.
it’s just something you do when the world is loud, and you crave silence, i thought then. but i myself had never done it before. i didn’t understand.
until tonight. i felt tousled, both physically and emotionally. i felt as though the entire world was echoing around me, and i needed a place of quiet, of sorts.
and so i drew myself a bath. and i let the water wash over my body, from neck to toes. but i kept my hair pulled up and piled, not letting even a strand near the aquatic service.
but His voice started to tug at my soul.
lower yourself, dearheart
let yourself sink.
into the water and into Me.
and i slid downward and into the water. i could feel my hair swirling under the surface, caressing my face like some strange seaweed. and i found myself in the silence.
His silence. this place of lowering myself and letting go. embracing the strange and releasing control.
and i could feel His smile as He whispered
do you understand now?
this is what I mean when I say
“when you pass though the water, I will be with you.”
and i arose from the water with hair drenched and water droplets coursing down my cheeks like aromatic tears of a healing sort.
because this was a baptism, in a way. a letting go and a renewal.
it was a passing, just He and i.
and becoming immersed in Him.
--r.a.c.h.e.l. -- writer. dreamer. lover. daughter of Aslan. roaring lamb. drinker of tea, coffee, and Dr. Pepper. in excess. captivated by my King. in love with my groom of almost two years. blogger at DramaticElegance. you can find my heart and soul there. learning to love lowercase letters and imperfect prose. inspiration comes from all around us. addicted to C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling.
rose petal smile and watercolour eyes.
Wonderful isn't it?
What inspires you?