Friday, September 21, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Wide

There’s something about standing at the wide expanse of the ocean with the waves roaring and pounding toward the shore, that serves as a reminder to me of how mighty God is.  “Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, And marked off the heavens by the span, And calculated the dust of the earth by the measure, And weighed the mountains in a balance And the hills in a pair of scales?”  (Isaiah 40:12, NASB) The same God that can hold the oceans in the hollow of His hand, formed me and loves me. 

I marvel at His power.

Sin places a wide chasm between God and man.  

“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10, NASB). 

“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor power, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
  (Romans 8:38-39, NASB)

I marvel at His all-consuming love.

I love this picture.  The simplicity of wide open space is freeing to the mind.  There is room and space to breathe and reflect.  My Savior died on a tree so that I might live to righteousness.  “And He himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.” (1 Peter 2:24, NASB).

I marvel at His matchless grace and mercy.



  1. Julie,
    Beautiful, beautiful words, breathtaking bit of peace in that last photo. Oddly, you just happened to be the one before me at Lisa-Jo's today, and I wrote about the same thing, but through the lens of suffering. One of my best friends was diagnosed with lung cancer yesterday and I am aching for her. Hop over to read my take:

  2. Your posts are such a blessing. This one is no exception for your message as well as your expert photography. The pictures are gorgeous! All of them. And all of them are perfect illustrations of today's theme word, "wide". Your strong faith in the God of all creation is a testimony and an encouragement to the rest of us.