God created air and wind, and He displays only a fraction of His might and power in the wind. Like air, we cannot see God; but like wind, we can see what He does. From the cry of a newborn baby to the crashing of the mighty sea, from the depth of the ocean to the vastness of space, God’s handiwork is visible to all the peoples of the world. His Words recorded in the Bible attest to His love for his ultimate creation, humans. In addition, the death of His Son Jesus testifies to how far He is willing to go to have a relationship with us. Just like the wind that keeps blowing, we cannot see Him, but we feel Him move.
As small groups of children gathered around the buckets of water, I instructed them to crumple up a paper towel and mash it into the bottom of a Solo cup. The wad at the bottom of my cup reminded me of my heart damaged and crumpled by the cruelties and hardships of life. Then I told them to plunge their cups straight down into the water all the way to the bottom of the bucket. Again, it reminded me of my heart and the depths of grief and sadness I have experienced. I have been to the bottom more than once. Then the children lifted their cups straight up, turned them over, and found the paper dry! The air in
the cup created a pressure bubble between the water and the paper that kept the paper dry. So like our Father, also.
I have been to the bottom
and found at the bottom
a blessed, holy Rock,
a place where we can stand
away from sinking sand
safe in the hand of God,
a foundation that is sure
and ever will endure,
and comfort for a hurting heart.
I have been to the bottom and found at the bottom a blessed, holy Rock.