ARTIFACT • OCEAN
We took our flip flops off and started across the sand. With every step, my feet sunk in as we made our way across the beach. A large driftwood trunk rested on the newly formed crest made from the previous night’s tide. Sitting down, we allowed our gaze to settle in, looking straight out towards the sea. Often, it takes a moment of pause to step away and observe all that has been going on. We began to talk about our lives, how God has brought continual blessing our way. A loving and dedicated spouse, six healthy kids, fulfilling ministry in non-profit organizations, and God’s continual provision for our every need. God had proven himself both strong and faithful to our family. Each wave seemed to reflect Him, one after another they continued to majestically swell and then crash.
POWER AND BEAUTY CURLED TOWARDS THE SHORE.
It was truly a remarkable sight. The sun glistened at the top of every wave, as if heaven itself approved of this scene, a picture of God’s glory.
My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn will be exalted. I will set his hand over the sea, his right hand over the rivers. He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Savior.’ And I will appoint him to be my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth. I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail. I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.
Psalm 89:24-29 NIV
In the same way that the ocean waves continue to curl towards the shore, God’s love will faithfully break in your direction. Set after set, tide after tide, the consistent care of your Creator will continue to wash towards you. The Lord Almighty rules over all the world, from sand to surf, current to bank. Jesus Christ, the Son of God our Savior, is King Forever. He is our lighthouse, a faithful landmark guiding our souls to safety. Highly praised above all else, He reigns superior, establishing a royal line that will last forever. Allow the Living Water to flow through your heart today, accepting the invitation to stay safely afloat in God’s grace. A forever family was established at the cross, so ride the next graceful wave home.