10.08.2008

Word Wednesday .::14

Word Wednesday is posted every Wednesday. Each week I post a scripture that I've read that week that has spoken to me in a fresh way. I believe that if we read God's Word every day, He will give us at least one scripture every week that will impact us. Sharing Scripture with each other is like iron sharpening iron.

To participate, do your own post on your blog about your Word for the week, and link it to the bottom of my post every week by using the application provided below. Always leave me a comment, so I know you dropped by, and link back to my post from yours. Thanks for participating.

Here's the scripture that stuck this week:

Jeremiah 5:22 ESV

22 Do you not fear me? declares the Lord.
Do you not tremble before me?
I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea,
a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass;
though the waves toss, they cannot prevail;
though they roar, they cannot pass over it.


In 2006, I went boogey boarding in the Indiatlantic Ocean, just about 5 minutes from our church. Being an idiot, I did recognize the fact that the waves were crashing on shore, which at that time, was draped with broken sea shells. The wave took me like a big hand and dragged me across the shells. The right side of my back looked nasty. To this day, those that were there and myself, refer to it as the "Passion of the Christ Wound". When I came to shore with my bloody back, there was a kid near by and she screamed, so I knew it looked bad. I walked away from that experience respecting the power of the ocean. It is a mighty force of nature and an incredible creation of God. When I read this verse, I am in awe of God. He has bordered this powerful force with mere grains of sand. I love going to the beach and thinking about His creation, and I deeply love this verse. What a reminder of God's power.

What's your Word?


3 comments:

Bill Stanley said...

nice word.

-Billy said...

i was reading in john 1 today i have a qestion it says in john 1:18no one has seen God i thought moses saw God when he got the tablets thats why he was glowing. i ask bill stanley the same thing but did you make his header i dont know it just seems like there a touch of gary in it

Kevin Phillips said...

Great idea Gary. Great thought about the little grains of sand holding back the sea. Awesome.