Crashing Waves



The crashing waves of life have come in and beat mercilessly on the frailty of my little life in the sand.  How quickly it can be erased!  It only takes one crash of the waves and the life you dreamed of can quickly be erased from the sand.  My dreams were etched deeply in the sand with all the glory of the celestial stamp of approval.  My talents and skills were built up with beautiful stones and shells on pillars of golden sand.  Waves of huge proportion came in and so quickly erased them away.  I was left with small lines and little hills of sand where once grand allusions were etched and built up.  Where was the celestial stamp? After all wasn’t I building on the premise of that stamp’s guidance?  Where were the stones and shells of pondering, practice and promotion? 

They were all gone.

 In their place was one small gem, made in the Creator’s hands, reflecting light upwards to be a pillar of beauty that only He can make.  It was small now, but with time would grow larger as the Creator added to it.  Yes, it would always be pounded by the waves, but left with a deeper and more brilliant hue because of those waves, ever reflecting the image of its Creator. ©



  1. Cheryl (Bryan) Rohrscheib said,

    February 25, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Jo, This is beautiful and insightful. God has truly gifted you in your writing. Keep it up! 🙂

  2. B. Shumaker said,

    March 17, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Beautiful! Insightful in light of all He has chosen for your walk with Him. Keep it up! Mom says “You have kept your light hidden under a bushel for too long!”

  3. Ginny Stephens said,

    March 25, 2009 at 2:20 am

    I have been waiting for you to write these thoughts down for a long time. It is so beautifully written with such descriptive words that make me understand your heart. I knew God would bring you forth as gold through the storms. He has and He will continue to. You know, God has recently given me a glimpse of the greatest good I could hope for, and that is –Knowing Him. I haven’t even scratched the surface yet. Thank you for sharing this! Love you.

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