To Walk On Water

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Religion and Spirituality  |  House: Booksie Classic

To walk on water or through the flames of hell, the path that one must take to reach the promised land does not deter the frail of heart, the young, the old, or the meek, who seek to breathe free, feel free, and live free.

TO WALK ON WATER

By Al Garcia

There is a calm before the storm, and the waters on the river cease to fight the urge to overflow its banks.  There is a calm that overtakes the Valley that overlooks the winding and twisting river that nurtures the land and enriches the souls that roam the fields and pastures along its path.  And there is a peace and a stillness that lures the innocent and the brave to walk across as one man once did, on a river much wider and much deeper.

With only hope to guide them, and the darkness to shield them, the river embraces them with promises and with fear.  It’s not easy to have faith when you feel abandoned and forsaken, but like so many have found before and since, there is a trust greater than the doubt or dread that seeks to extinguish the flame that burns inside of us.  How sweet the smell, the feel, the sense of being free, if only for a moment or a lifetime.

To walk on water or through the flames of hell, the path that one must take to reach the promised land does not deter the frail of heart, the young, the old, or the meek, who seek to breathe free, feel free, and live free.

There is a calm that settles on the heart and soul of those that have endured too long the storm and rising waters of despair, misery and hopelessness.  Naked and exposed.  Their lives held hostage by the plight of hate, ignorance and poverty.  Why would anyone even question their quest to merely be who they were meant to be – children of God -- loved, cherished and revered?

Why should they not dream?  Why should they have lesser faith?  Why should they not believe and be able to walk on water . . . . like we once did?


Submitted: May 30, 2021

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