Heidi Koppen

In Ireland

Thoughts on the waves

I know this is a terrible quality picture-but it represents the sights and experiences of the sea that brought to life some thoughts of the Lord.

During days of constant busyness like this week, Kaitlyn recently suggested that we make sure to have ‘nature time’ to just go to the sea and breathe/think. Today after a children’s craft morning and before going to a couple of events at different churches I needed this ‘sea shore time.’

It was stormy today and dark when we got to the shore. Man! The waves were so powerful! I climbed down to a big rock jetting out in the water and the waves crashed loudly all around me. I was almost blown off with the wind and got splashed a bit as well. I couldn’t help but be impressed with a stormy sea and think of the two nights where the disciples were on a boat in the middle of very similar roaring dark waves. It’s one thing to think of stormy waves but another to be standing in the midst of it. The time Peter came out to meet Jesus walking on the water and the time He was sleeping in the boat -They were afraid of the stormy waves and Jesus rebukes their lack of faith and calmed the storm like it was nothing. -It’s like He’s saying, hello! I know there’s a storm but do you not realize who’s in it with you?! Even the waves obey His command. – sometimes we need to “Be still and know that I am God.”(Psalm 46:10)

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