Yesterday, my daughter and I went to North Wildwood and visited my sister. We went out for lunch and after that, walked about a 1/2 mile of beach to finally set out chairs about 100 feet from the ocean. As we sat, we talked and we enjoyed the ocean, birds and people who sat quietly there to tan and like us, enjoy the ocean beauty.
But as we paused between chats, I watched the ocean waves how they went in and out, some were fierce, some glided in quietly and I thought that life is just like that, a glide or fierce crash of something that disrupts things. That’s how God works. When the wave is fierce, we stand there holding our own watching it crash down around us and pull back fast into the ocean and wondering how will we get through this event. But God just seems to step in there and hold us firm when we belong to Him. He knows that whatever this world brings, it can’t hurt you, maybe in the physical sense but not in the spirit, when we belong to Him it’s like a journey and He’s the surf board, the rock you hold onto when the wave tries to pull you out. The gliding is the ease after the storm and the time you spend thinking of the next big wave that can happen. So enjoy the glides, they keep you focused for the crashes! AMEN