The Ocean and God

Going to the beach has been one of my favorite things for a long time. I moved around as a lot growing up, but we always lived inland. I'm sure I saw the Pacific Ocean when I was little, but have no memory of it. Therefore, I was an adult the first time I "saw" the ocean (Atlantic). It immediately drew me in and I have loved going to the beach (ocean) ever since.

I cannot go to the beach without thinking about God. I recently saw a Rick Warren quote that really resonated with me.

"God's love is like an ocean. You can see its beginning, but not its end."

I am at the beach right now, on my annual "Family Girl's Weekend", and yesterday my time spent staring out at the ocean brought to mind these thoughts to consider.

The ocean is routine, but not mundane. God is steadfast and sure, but not boring.

The ocean is ever-changing, yet always the same. God lives outside any box of definition, yet He's always the same.

The ocean is forcefully moving, yet calming. God is constantly moving and creating, yet calming and secure.

The ocean is loud, yet creates silence. God can be heard in the stormy winds, but also in the quiet stillness.

Thoughts to consider.

2 Responses

  1. Wise thoughts! You're getting a lot out of your beach trip.
  2. How interesting that I got this today....I was thinking of the glorious time I had with all of you last summer. Distance makes closeness difficult, but I feel near to you and Sue and your Family after that wonderful time. I was standing by the ocean tonight at 9:45 pm watching the heat lightening in the cloud filled sky... the trees beyond the beach were silhouetted as the sky lit up--almost every second . God's world is incredible. I watched for about 30 minutes just to experience the wonder of it. Thanks for your scribbles, Love to each, n.

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