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I’m joining Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Lots of women. All of us writing on that same word.

Today’s word is ….


So funny as my 31 day challenge was on this very word last year. An entire month of learning exactly what God holds, when He holds, and how He holds. And of course, by the end of the challenge I stood amazed and awed and humbled to realize anew, He truly does hold everything.

This morning as I think on the word “hold”, I remember a cruise we took in which we were at sea for two entire days.

How does one capture the vastness that lies before your eyes for days?

There are no words to describe the feeling of not seeing a thing, not a single thing, but water for days. No land. No shore far off in the distance. No clouds. No birds.

Just water.

Waves and white caps.

As far as the eye can see.

My mind was at such a loss to describe the feeling, the wonderment of realizing that water as far reaching as the horizon also meant water equally as deep. My mind could not truly wrap itself around that which was truly immeasurable. To get up for two mornings and look out confirmed – water was still all that could be seen – was incomprehensible.

And it all spoke of a Creator, a God that was majestic beyond my understanding or ability to grasp.

It boasted of a God, Who Alone, holds the oceans in their place.

Who kept the sea inside its boundaries as it burst from the womb, and as I clothed it with clouds and wrapped it in thick darkness? For I locked it behind barred gates, limiting its shores. I said, “This far and no farther will you come. Here your proud waves stop!” (Job 38: 8-11, NLT)

It was in that very moment, I learned ….

My God can hold an ocean back with one little shore.


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