Monday, April 18, 2016

Resting in deep waters







Lilias Trotter, a journal entry, 20 December 1927.

"I am come into deep waters" took on a new meaning this morning. It started with perplexing matters concerning the future. Then it dawned that shallow waters were a place where you can neither sink nor swim, but in deep waters it is one or the other: "waters to swim in"not to float in. Swimming is the intense, most strenuous form of motionall of you is involved in itand every inch of you is in abandonment of rest upon the water that bears you up.
"We rest in Thee, and in Thy name we go."