The waves come crashing down.

Sea spray flies every where.  And if you are close enough…you get sprayed too.

A couple of weeks ago I went to California to celebrate my sister’s 50th birthday.  On Sunday, we went to Monterey which is just a short drive from her house.  I took this picture that day. 

I wasn’t close enough to feel the spray on this day, but I could hear the waves.

I could see the waves.  And I could see the foam and bubbles the are created as a result of the waves.

Sometimes, situations in life feel like waves.  The roll in and roll out.

And sometimes those situations feel like they crash.  Other times they roll in and out…but nothing ever stays the same.

For some reason, this thoughts were rolling around in my head after reading the Passion at church on Sunday and thinking about Jesus in the garden.


“My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me;
 nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”
Matthew 26:39b
Did Jesus feel like the waves were crashing in around him?  He couldn’t even get the disciples to stay awake! verse 40
It is hard for me to comprehend all he went through to save me…and you.  And all of humankind.
But he did it.  No matter the cost.
He did it.  No matter the pain.
He did it.  Period.
He didn’t get his way. 
The answer to his prayer wasn’t the answer he wanted.  Yet he yielded his will to the Father’s.
Oh that I would have the courage to pray that prayer…not my will, but yours Lord.
Lord, as I enter this holiest of weeks may I be reminded that no matter how badly I may feel like I am sinking.  No matter how violent the waves may be…you are in control.  Your way is sovereign and always best.  Give me the grace and courage to accept your will with a similar grace and dignity your son accepted his fate.
How do you handle the waves in your life?
Joining Michelle for Hear it on Sunday, Use it on Monday.
On a totally separate note, my friend Denise is launching a book today
…on WRITING!!  I’ve had a chance to read it before it launched.
And I love it!!!
It is free on Amazon until Tuesday night.  Check it out!!
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