[dropcaps style= ‘square’]A[/dropcaps]s I was floating in the ocean last week, the strap on the back of my sunglasses broke. Despite my efforts of trying to keep it to repair, it was gone, swept away in miles and miles of ocean. After spending a solid 15 minutes looking for it everywhere we could see, it was nowhere to be found.


The waves gently crashed around me as I stood by myself looking at my feet through the water. It was here that I got swept away in the moment. All I could think about was grace – how it covers and washes away. As I stood in the ocean looking for something inexpensive and replaceable, the song written by John Mark McMillan echoed in my heart: “If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.”

Start Sinking


We can forget how deep, vast, and large the ocean is until we lose something in it. Then, we are reminded that it is not to be controlled. And God’s grace is not to be controlled either. It is a gift, though expensive, that was paid for us on the cross.


Through grace, the person we once were, marred by sin, is lost, forgotten, and forgiven. Romans 5:20-21 (MSG) says, “All that passing laws against sin did was produce more lawbreakers. But sin didn’t, and doesn’t, have a chance in competition with the aggressive forgiveness we call grace. When it’s sin versus grace, grace wins hands down. All sin can do is threaten us with death, and that’s the end of it. Grace, because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah, invites us into life—a life that goes on and on and on, world without end.”


If grace is like an ocean, then there is more of it to go around than we originally anticipated. When we keep messing up, we think that God’s grace is limited. Yet, when we surrender our lives, we become a drop in an endless sea of hope. We all need God’s grace. We need it for our weary hearts and our tired lives. We need it for our brother and sister, our spouse, and our friend. We need grace for the person we see sitting on the side of the road who we want to condemn. We need to be covered by the grace of our Savior.

Lost in the Sea


The search ended empty handed with a full heart. As I walked back up the beach, I said, “The ocean is hard to manage.” My heart smiled. Like God’s grace, we keep trying to manage it and allocate it to ourselves and others when we think we deserve it. The thing about grace is that it covers. It drowns out the past. It changes the very fabric of our being. When we encounter God’s grace in a real way, we become lost. And in losing ourselves in that moment, we are found.


Get lost in the sea of God’s grace because grace wins hands down.

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