The Ocean


Last night while Tyler and I were walking on the beach we were struck by the beauty of the moon. It was full, bright, and almost close enough to touch. It was so bright that when we looked down to the sand we saw clearly defined shadows, and everything around us could be seen clear as day.

The ocean beneath the moon was shimmery and reflective. The ocean currents were filled with every imaginable shade of color between blue and white. With every wave’s inhale and exhale the details of the moon’s reflection and the colors within it changed ever so slightly. It was a beautiful sight.

I sat down on the sand and just watched the waves come in and out, the pulses of the ocean going back and fourth. I started thinking about how huge the ocean is and how far it goes. How it surrounds everything and no one can comprehend how big it truly is.

It’s kind of mysterious.

At times the ocean can be calm and relaxing, like a place of refuge. And at other times it can be raging, dangerous, and stormy.

It got me thinking about God.

More specifically, it got me thinking about a life spent fully trusting God and submitting to His will.

At times this life can be calm and relaxing, like a place of refuge,
and in those times we need to trust God.

At times this life can be raging, dangerous, and stormy,
and in those times we need to trust God.

It brought me comfort to be reminded of this. God has it all under control, He has a plan. In Him I may find peace and encouragement.

As the ocean is constant, so is He.
As the ocean is huge, so is He.
As the ocean is beautiful, so is He.
As the ocean never ceases, neither does He.

He is my constant.

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable.”
Isaiah 40:28

The upcoming weeks will be filled with lots of unknowns, kinda like looking out upon the ocean. May my heart be filled with God’s constant peace and my soul continually search for His beauty amongst the storms.

With Love,

4 thoughts on “The Ocean

  1. Steve August 18, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    When we see a bright moon like that, we wonder if bass are going to hit top water baits in the morning – wishing and praying for the best for you two….and your parents.

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  2. Gramma August 18, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    You made me feel like I was right there with you!! Yes and Yes again – This is Who our Father is!! We can stand on this truth no matter what!!
    Thank you for sharing this as a beautiful reminder of our Father!
    Love you!!!

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  3. Lucky Hoppe August 19, 2016 / 12:51 am

    Making me cry- beautiful and perfect. I feel the same way at the beach. The great God who loves us and made us and died for ME, He SPOKE those great waters into existence.

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  4. Darlene August 19, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    So beautiful Rachel!! And so on target. I’m praying for you all every day as you move toward Lesotho!!

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