Like waves that continually roll onto the earth’s sandy shores, Christ is continually with us. He told us this in Matthew 28:20.
And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
I had the pleasure of watching a group of surfers hone their skills off the North Shore of Oahu. There were various ages, sizes and shapes represented among the surfers. But all were keen on one specific idea – catch the perfect wave and ride it in.
Jesus Christ, in many ways, is our perfect wave. He washes over all who come to Him, keeping us balanced and bringing us safely through foaming seas, to a solid destination. Only Jesus provides that perfect fluid balance, allowing us to maneuver through a tough and treacherous course. We are aware of Jesus’ mighty presence when we know His name, and like unending waves, perpetually seek His guiding love.
And just like water, Jesus totally engulfs us when we fall. Cry out to Jesus when you are in despair, and He will surround you with who He is and what He is capable of doing. This action propels us closer to God, allowing us to be swept up in His mercy and grace.
Reading scripture about Jesus will help us remember His love –
neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39
Life itself is uncontrollable, just like the mighty waves of the ocean. We have no ability to know for certain what our future will hold. But one truth alone is clear – Jesus will always surround us with His love. He loved us 2000 years ago and He continues to love us today. Jesus continually provides our balance, simply because He loves us. He is our Perfect Wave.
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 1 John 3:16