Oceans For Emotions: Flood starts with one drop of rain

By Elaine Wheat
June 15, 2012 at 1:15 a.m.

"There is a way that seemth right unto man, but the end thereof are the ways of death."

- Proverbs 14:15

It was right after the most recent thunderstorm that I drove the beach road that I named Ripple Road, but I had to stop. The shell road was gone. The little backwater bay was rushing down to join the beach front and run on into the bay. To do this, it took the road with it.

My back bay didn't mean or intend to be destructive, it was simply reacting to the natural laws of its environment.

The rain that had fallen just drop by drop had dropped too many drops and had filled up the backwater bay, and it surrendered to lower altitude and gravity until it met the sea at its own level. It didn't have an attitude and it didn't have a choice.

In our lives, most things that break us away from what we know is right for us, flood us and cause destruction to come upon us slowly - drop by drop. Little indignations, hatreds, jealousies and sins we plan to keep dammed up lead us to where we don't want to go or be what we don't want to be. We leave behind destruction and we feel despair.

But unlike the back bays and beach fronts, we have a better way. We don't have to just respond to our environment, we can control it. We have choice and we have God.

Dear Lord, empty us of wrongs and fill us with rights so that the only thing that floods us is the peace of your presence.



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