The moment I stepped out into the salty air,
I knew it was something special.
My eyes grew wide.
You drew me a little deeper in to this always growing romance.
As dusk settled and the wind blew, I plucked my hood up and I just sat there.
Peace for the first time in a while.
You told me things that no one else knew to tell me.
And at that moment I could feel the pain begin to ease, as your words flowed down deep, and settled into the cracks of my soul.
Whispering promises as if somehow delivered on the breeze.
You know me Abba.
Hope. That’s what you do. You offer it in places that are dark.
Just a little flame, that starts small.
You plant seeds.
They’re kind of like this hope thing – the beginning of something new and beautiful.
The sky is all hazy blue and pink, and the waves keep rolling in.
You show me things, that no one else would know to show me.
I walk down into the sand until my feet reach the water,
and I wait and I see you.
running toward me.
continuously rolling in,
washing the sand off my feet.
Offering me hope.
A clean start.
Child, are you coming?
“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?…….. No despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us…… Nothing can separate us…. Neither death, nor life, neither angels, nor demons, neither our fears for today, nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed – nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ.” Romans 8: 35-37