Monday, July 24, 2023

Gettin' Antsy for Hawaii

Do you ever get Wanderlust? I've got a strong case of it today. If I could get on the plane today I would. There is so much to look forward to. The weather.

The waves in Kailua. 

And maybe, just maybe, I will have a chance to practice my Hawaiian. Check out these loanwords from English. That is crazy cool. 

I've got to admit: traveling brings me so much joy. I especially love the mornings in Kailua watching the sunrise. It reminds me of the Psalm I read this morning in Hebrew. In Psalm 130:6, I saw these words:

This is such beautiful Hebrew. And it's real easy too. Any beginning student of Hebrew knows all the vocab and grammar to be able to translate these words. I think the Living Bible nails it:

"I long for him more than sentinels long for the dawn." 

One of the perils of "mellowing with age" is that we grow more apathetic to the things of God. Please, Lord, don't let that happen to me. Take my days in Hawaii, each of them a gift from you, and renew a red-hot devotion for you in my soul. May you become more important to me than any place or experience. I am deeply conscious of my need for you. Only you can satisfy, and if I do not drink of the Living Water the only alternatives are the broken cisterns aplenty in this world. May I drink deeply of you, so deeply that I shall overflow to the glory of God and the blessing of others.