Job 38:8-11 “Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb, when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?
My family and I are currently in Florida enjoying the sandy beaches in the Gulf of Mexico. We arrived yesterday after a rather long drive from Minnesota. As my children were running along the shore and splashing in the ocean, I was reminded how the Lord commands those proud waves to come no further. The rolling waves come crashing upon the shore, and with near the same force, get pulled back in to the mouth. When this happens in a consistent pattern, a shelf forms in the sand. We didn’t spend much time on the shore yesterday, but I saw some shelves that were dropped 18″.
When were were heading up to our resort last night, my wife was holding our four year old girl Elsa near the water to wash off the sand. Elsa dropped one of her sandals in the water but no one knew it at the moment. I was up on the shore holding my son Sammy. Karie yells out that Elsa only had one of her sandals. We all stared out at the spot where they just were, but the sandal was no where to be found. Elsa was crying hard because she just lost her sandal, and Karie was about to cry as well. I sprang into action and looked down the shore. I spotted the sandal being pulled back into the mouth of the water about 60 feet down the shore line. I set down Sammy and ran to rescue the sandal. It’s funny how fast one little sandal can be carried away by those proud waves.
Last night as my son and I were sitting on our deck, he said to me “I know who owns the ocean Dad”. I asked him who? He spouts out “Jesus does”!
Amen Sammy, Amen!