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This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: OCEAN




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Every time I stand at the edge of the ocean, I’m overcome by its vastness and sheer power.

My smallness encompasses me. 

I’m utterly aware of how tiny and powerless I am in comparison to such an incomprehensible force.

And yet even the ocean takes commands from Someone. Even the ocean obeys the One who made it.

He says, “Be still!” and it is so.

I could read and re-read the chapter from Scripture when God asks Job,

“Who shut up the sea behind doors
when it burst forth from the womb,
when I made the clouds its garment
and wrapped it in thick darkness,

when I fixed limits for it
and set its doors and bars in place,
when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
here is where your proud waves halt’?

(Job 38:8-11)

How amazing is it to realize that the ocean’s borders were not accidental or haphazard?

It does nothing but make me stand in awe of the One who crafted, formed, and filled it.

While flying across the Atlantic just over a week ago, I was again made aware of my smallness.

There’s something humbling about sitting as a speck in an aircraft that’s soaring 35,000 feet in the air and the only thing below you is a whole lot of space, then the depths of the sea.

And yet even in my smallness, even in my insignificance — He knows me. He cares for me.

He loves me.

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Taunting the Sea

For the Days When I Need to Be Put Back in My Place

On Seeing Our Smallness

For Your Joy


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