“Perfect Submission – all is at rest
I in my Savior am happy and blest;
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.”
(Crosby and Knapp)
A few weeks ago, while we were vacationing in Florida, I received the tragic news that a dear friend of mine’s 39 yr. old son was killed in a car accident. This touched me very deeply, even causing me to go to that dark place of fear that this could happen to my own precious son. Hoping to get control over all this, I started on my daily walk on the beach. I stopped and just looked out over the vast water, as I often do to feel peace. Slowly, the words of the song to which I had awakened crept back into my mind, “Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.”
Lost in His Love…I wasn’t aware of anything or anyone around me. The air was soft and warm cuddling my shoulders as I felt my heart healing, the fear fading, the sorrow softly shrinking. I was totally lost…in the love of Jesus. This place was “filled with His goodness,” as I heard Him gently whispering not to worry, her son was forgiven, washed clean and welcomed into the Heavenly realms. We had prayed so often for this young man, and instantly I knew that God had heard every single prayer and that this child of His had heard the promises of Jesus.
Lost in His Love…in “perfect submission – all is at rest.” In totally submitting to Jesus, I felt an aura, an inner peace, a “blessed assurance” indeed! In this one mighty hymn verse, it is so very clear, so simply expressed, what a life lost in the love of Jesus can be: Our perfect submission to Him brings us rest, happiness and endless blessings. Filled with HIS goodness, we watch and wait, anticipating when we will join Him above, in the splendor of glorious eternal life!
Come, Lord Jesus – we want to live lost in Your Love.