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Waves

The seas have lifted up, Lord, the seas have lifted up their pounding waves. Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea- the Lord on high is mighty. (Psalm 93:3-4 NIV)

We are at the seaside. Yesterday I went into the sea with my little inflatable surfer with the intention of surfing the waves. I had done this a couple of days ago with reasonable success but this time I didn’t seem to be able to position myself in the middle and I kept falling off. Moreover there was a very strong side current so I stuck to small waves and shallow water.

Way beyond me, surfers were riding the big waves with style. I got to thinking about waves. Waves transfer energy. In this context the energy is one of motion and surfers are able to move far on the energy of just one wave.

From a scientific point of view, most energy forms have some wave component – light energy, electrical energy, sound energy.

I became aware again of how mighty God is. He spoke and light was created. Imagine the energy, the power involved! God’s power stopped the waters of the Red Sea and held them at bay until He chose to remove His hand. Jesus demonstrated His power over the waves of the sea. He spoke and the sea was calmed, the waves as tame as a puppy dog.

I am convinced that prayer has power – energy if you like. Maybe prayer consists of some form of electromagnetic wave yet to be discovered. Be that as it may, I know that all power, all energy originates from God Himself, the Creator of heaven and earth.

My Prayer

Father God, I stand in awe of Your power as I watch the waves of the sea. May I never forget that You, the mighty God, are for me, not against me. Amen.

How much power?

“Only the power that makes a world can make a Christian.” (John Wesley)

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Romans 4:20-21 says of Abraham,

Yet he did not waiver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. (NIV)

Corridor of Light

Burglars broke into both houses behind us over the Christmas holiday and our neighbours are now upgrading their security. They intend putting up electric fencing along our shared border. Yesterday, tree-fellers invaded the property behind us with their noisy electric saws, trimming trees and branches that would interfere with the electric fence. Part of our avocado tree had to be trimmed.

I noticed the difference this morning when I went to the gazebo in the garden for my quiet time. The corridor of light between our house and wall was bigger and brighter. A rose was back-lit and glowed like a ruby. The smooth leaves looked like polished jade.

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As every photographer knows, light makes all the difference. Even normally ugly things, given enough light, grow beautiful.

But light is not only for beauty, it is also for power. Without light, plants could not photosynthesize and make food or produce oxygen. As more and more power cuts hit our country, many South Africans are investing in solar panels to create electricity. Light has energy. Light is power.

Jesus, the Light of the World, is also the power of the world. In Him all things were created. (Col1:16)

We are called to walk in the light. (1 John 1:7, Psalm 56:13, Is 2:5 and others.)

My prayer, “Lord Jesus Christ, Light of the World, please shine your light of beauty and power on me today and always. Amen.”

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