Y&F Day 34

14 November 2013

IMMERSE ME IN THE WONDER OF YOUR LOVE
(Gracious Tempest)

There are two ways to get in a pool.

The first is to be one of those toe-tipping people, who stick their toe in to feel the water and then slowly wade into the pool. The problem with this technique is that every step is shocking, your body never gets used to it, even though you hope it will.

The second way is to jump in. And let’s be honest, the cannon ball is the most dramatic and exhilarating way to do this, getting you fully submersed within seconds and leaving behind a trail of water for those who are in the ‘splash zone’.

How cool is it to be fully submersed in water?! It’s almost like you are weightless, limitless in what you can do, because the water is fully supporting you (if you know how to float that is).

If you think about the love of God as the water, wouldn’t you rather jump in with both feet rather than just test the water with your toes?

“God’s love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic,
His purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic.
Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost;
Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks.”
Psalm 36:5-6 (MSG)

The wonder of God’s love. It’s huge. Bigger than all the oceans put together, deeper than the deepest part of the sea. God’s love in enormous. If you’ve ever been swimming or surfing in the ocean, or ever been on a ship sailing, you get an idea of the ocean’s size.

Even the largest ships we’ve ever built are minuscule in comparison to the ocean. When you are out there, amongst the waves you can sometimes start to feel nervous at how small you are in relation to the vast sea around you. But just as the scripture says, “yet in His largeness, nothing gets lost”.

There is no cause for nerves with God. Thinking about how big His love for us is, is not a bad thing because it doesn’t make us small and insignificant like the ocean can. To dream about God’s massive love gives us a new understanding of how important we are to Him; how much He loves us.

It shows us that if we cannonball into His love, and we learn to float and swim (read the bible and pray), He will support our weight (take our problems and worries) so we can do so much more than we ever could have done just standing on the side of the pool.

This week, let’s reflect the love of God, and decide if we are a toe tipper or a cannonballer. And if we need to, let’s brave up and take the plunge.