Are you Leaning?

Happy Wednesday everyone! 

This last weekend was so wonderful.  My parents were in town and we had the best time.  I've got lots of fun things to blog about... but I'll sum up the weekend:  We ate.  A.Lot.  (and saw The Help.  It was fabulous!)

This last week, Stephen and I went on a walk around our neighborhood and I found a blooming tree amidst the drought.  How beautiful and what a welcome beauty!  It made me think of Psalm 90:14.

How often do we need this reminder!  We have the Lord who loves us with an unfailing love!  What a comfort that is... I love when I am in His presence for He gives me so much peace and comfort. 

Last night, we watched True Grit.  (Well, I said I was just going to sit there and go through my magazines and play on my computer, as it didn't sound like "My" kind of movie.  But I must say, it's a good movie.  That little girl should have won an Oscar.) 

But I started watching it and noticing that the underlying song played throughout the entire movie, was actually a hymn.  It brought back memories of being a child growing up at First Baptist Tulsa, and singing out of the hymnal. 

The hymn is "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" and I've had it in my head ever since we watched the movie.  Have you read the words to this hymn lately?  They are so simple and yet so profound. 

What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

Oh, how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
Oh, how bright the path grows from day to day,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
Leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

So much of this hymn reminds us that all we have to do is lean!  He will carry you, He will provide for you, He will give you peace, He will take away all fear.  How wonderful is that?  His arms are everlasting!

So, I leave you with this thought... are you leaning on Him today?  What do you have to dread?  What do you fear?  Try leaning and see how His blessed peace comes when He is near.


Virginia said...

Love this Sarah! Those beautiful hymns are easy to recall, they just stick in our frontal lobes, especially when they've been learned in childhood. Love hearing about Sarah and Stephen in Shreveport!

Rachael said...

I am singing the song at my desk now and you will probably shoot me by the end of the day. Beautiful post Sarah! =)

Three Pink Dots said...

I also love this...and remember back when we were little we would always make the family lean during the song.

The Guidroz Family said...

I needed to read this today - thank you!!!

Missy said...

how precious. i hadn't picked up on that. aren't hymns fantastic? their lyrics are often so much more rich than modern worship music. i'm not up on the current stuff really, but a few years ago Passion came out with a cd called "Hymns, Ancient and Modern" and it was amazing. i walked down the aisle (the first time :)) to one of the songs on that cd. still makes me cry! luh you miss sarah!