I have always loved the ocean. I love that it is full of so much I can see and still so much that I can’t see. At the ocean, the world above the world is pretty amazing but there is so much more happening than I can even know beneath the waves. And, it is just such a refreshing place to be. The sounds, the smells, the sand beneath my feet. I love it all!
God’s promises are often tied to the water — from baptism to the charge to make “fishers of men” to many things inbetween.
And when I am feeling the need to rest and recharge, the ocean is a special place for me. Unfortunately, I don’t get there very often. I haven’t been oceanside in about a year and I am definitely overdue, especially after a year like this crazy year!
I was intrigued when I heard about the book, You’ll Find me at the Ocean by Martha Boggs-Black and couldn’t wait to read it. While it is a beautiful picture book written for children, it was a actually a gift for me to be able to read it! I love to see God at work in nature and in the smallest, often unnoticed situations around me. This book gives simple yet powerful reminders of God’s provisions and Martha recounts the promises of God so beautifully.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. – Psalm 32:8
We are all moving through the stages of grief about something and God’s promises are the only things that are worthy to cling to!
This book is a great resource for the classroom as well as home. This is perfect for a child who is grieving the loss of a loved one but also a wonderful opportunity to explore the emotions surrounding death and God’s promises. God’s promises in light of this story are sweet reminders for each of us!
Here’s a link to the book: You’ll Find me at the Ocean : A Journey of Grief Through the Eyes of a Child
You can learn a little more about Martha, the author, HERE!