On The Water, Alone with God
I read an article last year that proclaimed that surfing is now officially a religion instead of a sport. I’m sure the group who decided this, did plenty of surveys and pulled statistics from various sources. Although there are very spiritual aspects of surfing, it’s what you make of it whether it’s a sport, career or spiritual experience. What the experts are referring to, is that you can’t help but be faced with the power of God when you are out on the water. There is power and speed in the waves that is beyond comprehension. The beauty of the water and sunshine can be overpowering and inspiring at the same time.
It’s absolutely undeniable…there is a higher power than myself. I know that He’s the God of all creation. God created the Earth and Sea with His infinite power. He fashioned me in His perfect image. He sent His precious Son to save me from my sins and at the age of thirteen I accepted Him as my Lord and Savior.
I can’t help but worship Him when I’m out on the water. There have been so many times I’ve dared to go to the beach by myself to surf. I find a nice break where there are at least two other surfers, preferably in front of a Life Guard station. I paddle out and wait for the right set. As I’m sitting on my board I sing aloud songs of worship. I praise Him on the water. I let the Spirit of peace wash over me. There’s nothing quite like it and I wanted to share that experience with you today.
God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called the Seas. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:10