Cross Currents

Turbulence can fascinate, destabilize, and purify. Crossing through its watery power, I feel vulnerable, strong, terrified, and excited.


My prayer response:

God, use my respect for nature’s forces to know You better. Your power can feel really scary. Help me to trust You, especially when I’m afraid.


Biblical touchstones:

  • More majestic than the thunders of mighty waters, more majestic than the waves of the sea, majestic on high is God! Psalm 93:4
  • And when Jesus got into the boat, his disciples followed him. A windstorm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but Jesus was asleep. And they went and woke him up, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” And Jesus said to them, “Why are you afraid, you of little faith?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a dead calm. They were amazed, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?” Matthew 8:23


Invitation to prayer:
What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body?
Pray them now.


Rangiroa Pass
Rangiroa Pass

Photos: Waves in the Rangiroa Passage, French Polynesia

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