My friend told me that God is like the ocean.
We may be standing in it up to our neck, feeling each wave, smelling the salt, stretching our fingertips through the undulating water, pushing out as far as they can go, but we have not experienced the ocean.
We have not experienced the fullness of it, or the depth, and if we were to expand and taste a bit more, our experience would be different then what we know of the water up to our neck. If we stretched five feet down the deep waters we would have a new experience, and if we sank to 100 feet down it would all change again, not to mention the width of it all.
It is so vast and mysterious and untamable and surprising.
I have no idea who my God really is.
But He is like the ocean.
And my mind cannot contain the fullness of Him.
He determines the number of the stars
and calls them each by name.
Great is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit….
Psalm 147: 4-5
Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm. He said:
“Who is this that obscures my plans
with words without knowledge?
Brace yourself like a man;
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone—
while the morning stars sang together
and all the angelsshouted for joy?
Read all of the amazing Job 38 here.
I’m also over at (in)courage today writing about the wounds that leave us feeling locked up.
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