Let the river flow…

So, we live on the Bearcamp River in NH. Every year we have lived here the river comes up within 3 feet of our deck and we get some water in the basement. Thanks to the sump pump it is usually not more than 1-4 inches…We had rain all day Monday and Tuesday. When I came home Tuesday the river was 3 feet from the deck, but we just had a trickle in the basement! As I looked out at the backyard aka swimming pool, I saw a lot of trash/garbage that had floated down the river and decided to “rest” in our yard. We have no control over the river; it goes where it wants to go. From history we can guesstimate where it will run, but that is it. As I watched the river flow some songs kept coming to mind…Let the river flow…or There is a river that flows from deep within, there is a fountain that frees the soul from sin, Come to this fountain there is a vast supply. There is a river that never shall run dry. I thought about how life is like that river and sometimes life has garbage in it. The garbage comes and the garbage goes. Jesus Christ died to free us – free me – from that garbage. This morning the river was already a foot lower and much of the garbage had floated down stream. Some garbage remains and will have to be cleaned up, but the water was free of most of the junk. This morning another song came to mind and I like this one for my life…

THE RIVER OF GOD

Down the mountain
the river flows
And it brings refreshing
wherever it goes
Through the valleys
and over the fields
The river is rushing
And the river is here

The river of God
Sets our feet a’dancing
The river of God
Fills our heart with cheer
The river of God
Fills our mouths with laughter
And we rejoice
For the river is here

The river of God
Is teaming with life
And all who touch it
Can be revived
And those who linger
On this river’s shore
Will come back thirsting
For more of the Lord

CHORUS

To the mountain we love to go
To find the presence of the Lord
Along the banks of the river we run
We dance with laughter giving praise to the Son

CHORUS

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2 thoughts on “Let the river flow…

  1. karenpelletier says:

    This is one of my favorites for River songs….

    It Is Well With My Soul / The River’s Gonna Keep On Rolling

    When peace like a river attendeth my soul
    When sorrows like sea billows roll
    Whatever my lot thou hast taught me to say
    It is well, it is well with my soul…
    ~
    You can tell someone you love ’em
    From the bottom of your heart
    And believe that it’s the truest thing you’ve known
    And even if you never break the promises you make
    The river’s gonna keep on rolling on

    And if you haven’t got a dollar
    Not a penny to your name
    Somebody’s gonna miss you when you’re gone
    And even if you never find
    Just A Little Peace of Mind
    The river’s gonna keep on rolling on

    Keep on rollin’ to the ocean
    Keep on rollin’ to the sea
    Keep on rollin’ ’till the love we need
    Washes over you and me

    God’s love is like a river
    At every turn and every bend
    And faith in Him will turn your heart around
    ‘Cause even though we sin,
    There’s forgiveness in the end
    And the river’s gonna keep on rollin’ on

    Keep on rollin’ to the ocean
    Keep on rollin’ to the sea
    Keep on rollin’ ’till the love we need
    Washes over you and me
    Keep on rollin’ ’till the love we need
    Washes over you and me…
    ~
    It is well with my soul
    It is well, it is well, with my soul.

  2. Diana says:

    Perfect timing for an entry like this, Joy. You helped me remember that the garbage comes and garbage goes, but Christ is always there and knows how to see the beauty around all the stuff that may littler the view.

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