Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.’ (John 4:13-14)
I had the privilege of attending the New England Synodical Women’s Convention in Biddeford Pool, Maine, a few weeks ago. I have never been to the ocean. So I was especially excited for this assignment since the location was nestled along the shores of the Atlantic.
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Tossing my luggage on the bed of my room at the Marie Joseph Spiritual Center, I headed out the door in anticipation of seeing the wonders of God’s creation. God did not disappoint. It was majestic! It was breathtaking! It was all that I’d imagined and more.
Tears welled in my eyes as I looked over the horizon. The water had no end, and I felt so small. I saw shells and seaweed, birds and rocks. God’s hand was in every aspect of creation, and I was consumed by it all.
God’s love is like that–vast and unfathomable.
It was incredible standing on the shore, hearing the gentle waves and feeling the water rush over my feet as it rolled quietly toward the shore.
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God’s love is like that–gentle and kind.
God cares about all we’re going through, small or large. When we’re grieving and in pain, God’s love rolls over us, soothingly.
On the first day of the convention, I was told a “nor eastern’ was taking place. The waves were crashing, and the power of the ocean was almost frightening.
God’s love is like that, too. It’s a strong force that can power through the hardest heart.
It’s comforting to know that God loves us no matter what. God proves it, too, every day with the wonderful gift of creation.
Lisa Plorin is a first-term Women of the ELCA executive board member from Upham, N.D. Photo by Lisa Plorin. Read our other blogs here.