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This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: OCEAN
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’?
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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What comes to mind when you think of the word, OCEAN? Write your own five minute free write, then share it below — and don’t forget to visit your link-up neighbor to leave an encouraging comment!
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I live in South Florida near the coast and at any given moment I can drive 15 minutes and sit by the ocean. There is peace there most of the time. It is like life really. When I need tranquility, I can watch the conditions of the water. But like life, it can change quickly. High tide, low tide, calm without a break in the water, or extremely rough with waves – there can be shells on the beach or nothing – jellyfish in the water or seaweed to obstruct your view.
During a hurricane there is no way to be even near the ocean.
And sometimes during the trying times of life, you can see a glimmer of hope in the water – a dolphin jumping? Is it a dolphin fin you see, and yet another and another.
We wait for the waves, the rain, the jellyfish to move on and then we sit, smile and enjoy what we see. Because if not now, when?
It was SOOOO late when I read last night, I didn’t process… This was really touching. I LOVE the line about standing in awe of our creator.
I stand in awe of how a a big, big God could love little ole me. When I survey his creation, I am overwhelmed with his love. Thanks for the week’s prompt. I wrote though I cannot link up. The link is missing. I pray your trip is going wonderfully.
I really tried to leave a comment on the Domestic Mobility blog, but it just kept dumping me out to the Google log in. If you’re reading this, author, I loved the post! The San Francisco Bay Area is where I grew up, so it’s very special to me. Thanks for writing about it!
I am amazed at the beauty of the ocean as well as the intricate detail of the creatures that inhabit it. They cry out praises to God in their own way.
Oh, wow! I just realized we both used the same verse from Job. Enjoy and be blessed.