Points of Life – Waves

Our family joined another family at an indoor water park last month and had a blast!  I love the slides and the water in a controlled climate where I don’t have to worry about being sunburn.
My kids love the wave pool.  It’s only 4 or 5 feet deep and, at this point, they are tall enough for most of the waves.
But I soon found out we are not invincible to even the smallest of waves.  The water was so shallow that I preferred sitting down and just allowing the water to rock me around.  But one wave hit me in the face when I wasn’t expecting it, and I soon found myself losing balance and having trouble regaining my ‘sitting.’  I was washed over a couple of times before I regained balance.
Even a man-made wave was too much for me.
Contrast that with Jesus.  Matthew 8:25-27 has one of my most cherished Bible stories.

23Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. 24Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”

26Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm.

27The disciples were amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked. “Even the winds and waves obey him!”

I was reading Psalm 65 today and was amazed by a similar passage.

Verse 7 says “You quieted the raging oceans with their pounding waves and silenced the shouting of the nations.  Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of your wonders.”

My life becomes so much less stressful when I simply stare, in awe, at my God.

Even the winds and waves obey Him.  So why shouldn’t we?