Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea-- the LORD on high is mighty.
~ Psalm 93:4
Have you ever felt like the world is crashing in all around you?
There are days when things can seem to be all-consuming, and for any of us, no matter how seasoned a swimmer we may seem to be as we maneuver the waters of the world with it's problems, sometimes we can feel as if we are drowning.
The power of God, according to the Psalmist, "Is mightier than the thunder of great waters."
I love sitting along the shoreline of the Gulf. I have a few favorite places on Galveston Island where the jetty joins the sea with the land. The huge granite stones, set there nearly a century ago, invite waves of all sizes to crash, creating sounds of thunder as they meet one another.
It can be both a place for meditation and energy for those who sit, watch and listen.
Christ serves as the One who is available, like the jetty, to reach out and embrace when the waves come crashing in around us. However, we must recognize that even the jetty has safe boundaries. It is the choice of the those who wander out, exploring, and sometimes nearly being washed away, only to learn that the safest place is still remaining close to the shore.
May the mighty hand of hold hold you safe from the crashing waves of this world.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2018
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.