“Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.” ~ Psalm 42:7 NIV

As a child, I remember traveling from land-locked Colorado to see relatives in southern California. Every trip included a visit to the coast where we would spend hours exploring the tide pools and wading in the Pacific Ocean. Seeing sea urchins and starfish in their natural environment was an exciting experience. Not to mention the seals resting on the rocks or barking at each other.

The ocean was something I’d only seen on television or read about in books. Zoo exhibits didn’t come close to capturing the endless power of wave after wave washing ashore. The rise and fall of the tides that smoothed the sand and left behind a treasure of shells just waiting to be collected. And when I dipped my toes in the cold water, I felt the undercurrent tugging me to go deeper.

Deep calls to deep where the ocean meets the land. That place where a walk along the beach reveals clues of a life beyond what I currently know. A place where I discover hints of what life in the sea is like and yearn to learn more.

The same is true of my faith journey. As I walk through life, I am surrounded by glimpses of Kingdom life. Love. Generosity. Miracles. Hope. An undercurrent of power. Cleansing forgiveness that creates a fresh beginning with treasures to be found.

And I find again that deep calls to deep and my heart longs to answer the call.

During the account of creation, we read: “And God said, ‘Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.’ And it was so. God called the dry ground ‘land,’ and the gathered waters he called ‘seas.’ And God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:9-10 NIV) “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature– have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20 NIV)

There is evidence of another realm strewn along the shoreline where God’s Kingdom touches human experience. It’s as clear as the sea weed on the sand.

What about you? Have you ever felt the tug of the ocean undercurrents? Have you experienced anything similar in life’s journey? Do you see evidence of God’s Kingdom around you? How do you respond?

Creation Declares – The Sea
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