Wave                                                      June 2018

It comes 7,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. During the last hundred yards of that trip the compressed energy turns into a breaker. This consolidation of raw power into a smaller space pushes the water into a wall that falls over on itself – a wave.   There is great force in the water as gravity brings the rush to a cascading halt.

The human body is 60% water. Our brain and heart are 73% water. Our lungs are 83% water. So when I go body surfing, the wave’s energy actually flows through my body. I swim or use gravity to match the speed of the wave and “catch“ it. More accurately, it catches me! My ride lasts only a few seconds, the last moments of that wave’s long, long journey.   What a thrill it is to become one with this part of God‘s creation. You flow with the natural energy, and your speed matches that of the wave.

Most of our lives we fight nature. Just getting out of bed in the morning starts our daily battle against gravity. A small still voice says, “Don’t do it. Stay where you are comfortable. Hit the snooze button. Stay flat where the force of gravity spreads your weight over more skin and bones than just your poor oppressed feet.“ We climb out of bed because we know that there are things to do that will lead to improvements in our lives and those of others.

We never feel better than when we choose to match the speed and direction of God’s will in our life.  You hear musicians saying it, “money for nothing.” Their God-given talent just pours out of them so easily. “A natural flow,” they declare. Find a job at which you are good, and which you love, and you will never have to “work” a day in your life. That is just like riding the wave.

We are the benefactors of 6,000 years of spiritual energy as it traveled toward us. We are that 80-year narrowing of the force and what we do with it makes all the difference.

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