ARTIFACT • OCEAN
The entourage of fifteen passenger rental vans traveled down the dirt road. Potholes everywhere, excitement grew with each bump. It was Easter Sunday, and we had just attended an eye opening outdoor multicultural church service. It was day three of an eight day trip, and adrenaline was pulsing through everyone’s veins. Looking ahead to tomorrow, we would begin the cross cultural service projects at neighborhood churches and local organizations. Today, we were heading towards the ocean, and nothing gets students excited like a trip to the beach. We swarmed the Baja coastline, finding unoccupied sand for our group to settle. Uniting around the truth of Scripture, students and staff humbled their hearts before God. One by one, as an act of worship, students prayerfully drew images and messages to God in the sand.
THE WAVES AND THE WIND ACCOMPANIED US IN WORSHIP.
It was so loud all around us. The water was crashing on the shore, the air was whistling in our ears, and two hundred high school students were singing, if not yelling, at the top of their lungs. This incredible scene hinted towards heaven, a glimpse here on earth of all encompassing worship.
You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them. You crushed Rahab like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies. The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth; you founded the world and all that is in it. You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name. Your arm is endowed with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.
Psalm 89:9-13 NIV
Today, every seemingly uncontrollable wave that swells up around you is commanded, controlled, and calmed by The Great King of Heaven. Amply proving His power, pride is invited into humble submission before His throne. God is the owner of all of creation and every location you venture is under His caring watch. The North, South, East, and West all surround Him with adoration. Right now, you are invited to joyfully join in and worship Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. Allow God to calm your soul with His power, and lift up your heart in worship by His incredible strength.