engulfed by the same water.

Whatever your stance on World Vision’s decision and reversal of said-decision this past week, I find it slightly ironic that my writing appears on the Women of Vision website today.  Because the truth is, regardless of the gay marriage debate that hinders and harbors within the Church today, we are all engulfed by the same waters.  So whether you feel vindicated or betrayed by this week’s decisions, remember WHO this is argument is actually all about – don’t neglect the child who depends on you.  

Photo cred: Future World Architecture.
Photo cred: Future World Architecture.

A smile swept across my face, its upward turn a constant part of my facial features that night. Our son at home with the sitter, my husband and I relished in three hours of sacred time together, just the two of us; and after an evening of Peruvian-style tapas and conversation, we found ourselves parked at a tucked away little cove off Highway 1.

Ours the lone car in the parking lot, the scene itself was eerily inviting. Dialogue waned as the beauty before us enlarged: mere feet in front of the hood loomed the crest of ocean waves. There was nothing calm about the power displayed, as violet-colored waves fought and crashed and pounded, one after another. My eyes darted back and forth, trying to catch the perfection of the curling, inviting foam fingering its way towards us.

I thought about God’s challenge to Job, his question that always seems to catch me by surprise: “Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep?” (38:16).

Click here to read the rest of the article, to see and hear and feel how we are all engulfed by the same water.  

xo, c.

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