So What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion?
Where have I even stood
But the shore along Your ocean?
Are You fire? Are You fury?
Are You sacred? Are You beautiful?
So What do I know? What do I know of Holy?

by Addison Road “What Do I Know of Holy?”

Where have I even stood but the shore along your ocean?Ocean from UN.org

That’s a wonderful metaphor for our experience with God.   Have you ever stood on the shore of the ocean?   And as far as you can see, it’s all water.

This says two things to me:

  • God is way bigger than we give him credit for.   Just like you can stand on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and you don’t realize that this body of water extends all of the way to Europe and all of the way to Africa, when you stand in God’s presence, then you’re in front of “someone” who is way bigger than you can see or imagine..
  • When you stand on the shore, you see the ocean if you’re looking forward.     The same thing can be said of God.   If you look forward, you can see a glimpse of the grandness and the greatness of God.   If you look back, you can see where you’ve been and can see how God has brought you to the shore of his ocean.   But the only way you can truly experience the greatness of God is by looking forward and taking in the depth and width and vastness of God.

May we all stand on the shore of God’s ocean and marvel at the grandness of God’s plan and strength and trust Him.

What do I know of Holy?  I know God is.

And that’s all I need to know.

Stand at the shore and know God’s holiness and his vastness.

You won’t regret it.

TJV