STANDING AT the water’s edge, I squint ino the bright sun and study the ocean as far as I can see. The sky and sea blur together at the horizon, both vast blankets of never-ending blue. As my eyes move closer to the shoreline, the water changes to turquoise with waves that tumble, pale frothy, onto the sand. Watching the surf is both mesmerizing and oddly reassuring—the uneven rush of water, waves that overlap one another, swells interrupted by the wake of a passing boat. One wave flows in; another recedes. Wave upon wave, the ocean rolls onto the sand.
The waves are like God’s glorious grace, rushing in again and again.
Beach Calling: A Devotional Journal for the Middle Years and Beyond
From pages 34-35 of Beach Calling by Missy Buchanan. Copyright © 2019 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
—John 1:16, ESV
Prayer for the Week
Like the waves of the ocean rolling onto the sand, may God’s glorious grace rush in to my heart and soul again and again. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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