This is a guest post by David Norman. David is a Christ-follower, a husband, a daddy, a pastor, a seminary student, a musician, and a blogger. He is currently at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth pursuing his M.Div. in Expository Preaching.
I love the beach – the sand between your toes, the gentle rhythm of the surf, the calming motion of the swells as you bob in the water. It just doesn’t get better than that.
This past weekend my family took a vacation down to Corpus Christi. One of the major reasons we went had to do with my eldest son’s 10th birthday. And his big request was simple – he wanted to go to the beach.
Requests like that make this daddy proud.
And more than willing to give him what he asks for.
And as we played at in the water, swam out to the second sand bar, built sand castles, and splashed in the shallows, it struck me.
What I like most about the beach is that I can get lost in it.
I can be wholly and completely immersed.
I can drive to a spot on the beach where no other human can be seen (at least I could when I owned my Jeep). I can swim to a spot deep enough that I can’t dive to the bottom. I can swim out in the Gulf so far that I can’t hear any other voice but my own (and if I listen, His). I can be completely swallowed by the enormity of the waters.
Nothing (apart from Scripture) brings me more comfort, hope, and assurance in the sheer magnitude of God than being immersed at the beach. However expansive the sky or the waters may seem from my perspective, He is greater still. And with that in mind, all of my cares, concerns, struggles, and questions become far less worrisome. In fact, they begin to seem rather small and fade away.
And in that serene sanctuary of God’s Creation, I discover the peace of knowing that there is nothing that I will face that can possibly compete with His grandeur.
Where do you experience the magnitude of God?
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