Love Like Waves

God’s waves in the sky over our home in Virginia this afternoon

Love is like waves…..endless, beautiful, eternal, deep.

Waves can sooth because of their eternal nature.

Waves can carry you because of their properties.

Waves can be calm, playful, or stormy.

Waves can leave you breathless because of their great power.

Waves drown out all else because of their beauty and sound and being.

Waves can fill you up with God’s love, God’s voice, God’s power.

Love, true love, real love is like waves.

Lord, let me love like waves…..endlessly, relentlessly, unconditionally, eternally.

Christ in me, Christ before me, Christ behind me.

Christ to my left, Christ to my right.

Like the waves.

Love, Lisa

When I Am By the Sea

My son, long ago, yet as yesterday, as he sits beside the sea in Ireland.

When I am by the sea, all the noise stops

Save the roar and crash of waves and wind

The Voice of God speaks loudest

When I stay and rest and listen

The rocks, the sand, the waters’ force

Bid me stay forever

I must go, but always know

I’ll be there in my heart

c2021 Lisa Lyons

Steadfast

Every summer at the seashore, my sister and I would stand at the waves’ edge. We would plant our feet firmly in the sand, and let the waves’ power push our legs further and further down into the depths of the sand. We would giggle as our legs disappeared into the soft but encasing surface, struggling to stay upright as long as we could. We wanted to stay unmoving, unyielding to the pressures of the water, steadfast.

Steadfast. Strong. Unmoving.

Steadfast is my word for 2021. No matter what comes my way this year, I want to stay steadfast. I want to be faithful to my Lord come what may. I want to plant my feet in Him and not let the waters of this crazy world move me.

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” – 1 Peter 5:10

Staying strong and firm will take more than I have. It will take Him. It will take being in His Word, a lot. It will take talking with Him daily. It will take a decision in my mind to focus on Jesus, and not the world. It is Him who is my strength, not me. It is God who is the rock who holds us steadfast.

Praying for your 2021 to be full of Christ. Stand firm. Love, Lisa

These Things

I have a very special guest blogger today….our fourteen year old daughter, Amy. Here is her beautiful poem. Enjoy.

A crystal, clear as water, fine as granulated sand…pure
Think about these things


Wind blowing softly through the pines, at the highest peak on the mountain
Think about these things


Waves crashing against majestic cliffs amidst a rising sun
Think about these things


Rain pattering gently onto the grass helping to nurture and tame
While the sun’s rays pull every blade higher and higher out of its secure underground
home
Think about these things


Think about what is worthy to be praised
The Lord should give us you every reason to feel a little dazed


For the Lamb is our love and our light
If He is in us, than we shall shine bright

Let us share these things with others
So that they may tell all their sisters and brothers


Rejoice in His name
And His blessings you will obtain


If anything is good or excellent, commendable or pure
Think about these things

c2020 Amy Lyons

Blue Again

County Antrim, Ireland

Waves crash in, then water pulled back to sea

The fury spent upon the sand, the grains absorb the weight

Darkened clouds roll furiously and fast across the sky

But pass in time to leave the blue again

Emotions strong and sad and furious roll in and crash

But they roll out again

They do not last

They will pass

Life will be blue again

The Son, the Light, the Hope will come

c 2020 Lisa Lyons

Thinking this morning a lot about emotions and grief. They come in waves, in moments, in phases. But one thing for sure, they will pass. Things usually feel better in the morning, or the next day, or the day after that. I am so thankful that God has put nature all around us so that we can see these things in action. Storms come, storms go. Dark clouds cannot hurt me. They will pass. The worst of ocean waves will give way to calm, smooth seas eventually. And Jesus is here to help us through all of these times. Love, Lisa

“He stilled the storm to a whisper, the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and He guided them to their desired haven.” – Psalm 107:29-30