Last week, I stumbled upon a remarkable song at the Vineyard Big Sky Regional Conference in Dillon, Montana. It immediately struck a chord within me. Shout out to Zane and Cathleen Springer and the Vineyard Church in Dillon for being the most incredible hosts! After some research, I discovered that the song, titled “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail),” was released by Hillsong United last year and has been gaining significant popularity this year. It even made it onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart last month. Perhaps some of you are already familiar with it.
“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” revolves around the mesmerizing concept of allowing Jesus to lead us into uncharted territory. It beckons us to venture into the great unknown, where our fears and weaknesses may overpower us. In other words, it encourages us to follow the Wild Goose into untested waters. The song speaks directly to the depths of our hearts and resonates profoundly with Emily and me, as we have surrendered ourselves to the Lord’s will and are willing to go wherever He sends us, ready to be used by Him. We are wholeheartedly committed to reaching that place where our trust in Him knows no boundaries.
Admittedly, it is a terrifying prospect. It holds uncertainty and countless possibilities, both inspiring and daunting. However, if we truly acknowledge Jesus as our King, we must be prepared to abandon everything and embark on His chosen path, just as Noah, Abraham, Moses, Paul, John, and countless others have done before us. To disregard His call would essentially imply that we consider ourselves wiser and more powerful than the Almighty Himself. And believe me, my friends, that is not a pleasant or desirable place to find oneself.
Thus, as we await our divine instructions, we find solace in replaying this song repeatedly, allowing its powerful message to echo in our souls. It serves as a constant reminder that Jesus reigns supreme and that we will encounter Him, even in the midst of life’s deepest mysteries.
“Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” Lyrics
You call me out upon the waters The great unknown, where feet may fail And there I find You in the mystery In oceans deep, my faith will stand