My husband had to come to California for work, and he generously invited me to tag along. This morning, we took a walk on the beach, and being the Iowa girl that I am, I was overcome by the magnitude and sheer force of the crashing waves.
I was reminded of the verse in the book of Job in which God recounts how he is in control of the waves:
Thus far shall you come, and no farther, here shall your proud waves be stayed! Job 38:11
I think one of the main reasons I love spending time outside is that I am reminded of God’s utter strength and magnitude. And consequently, I am reminded of my weakness and smallness. And there is rest in those feelings. He is powerfully and perfectly in control of all, and I am not.
Oh Lord, how many are your works. In wisdom, you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable, living things both small and great. Psalm 104:24-25.
I thank God for showing himself to us through his creation. Friend, I hope you can spend some time outside thinking about him today.