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.
—Missy Buchanan, Beach Calling: A Devotional Journal for the Middle Years and Beyond (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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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 into my heart and soul, again and again.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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