Grace, mercy, and peace which come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ –
The Son of the Father – will continue to be with us who live in truth and love. (2 John 1:3 NLT)
Sunlight filled into our tiny cabin and we awoke early on Easter morning. Our family recently celebrated the Easter holiday in the most unusual way. We remained in our pajamas as we read the story of Christ’s burial and glorious resurrection. Our sunrise service was located in cabin R156 of the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship.
After our atypical Easter service we dressed in swimsuits and sunblock. Within a few hours we were exploring Nassau, Bahamas and the Atlantis. As soon as we exited the building we found ourselves in a tropical paradise. Beautiful waterfalls surrounded our view creating lagoons and pools of water. As we toured the Atlantis aquarium/water park we were actually able to walk behind a series of waterfalls.
We continued to stroll through the aqua park we were amazed by the spectacular sound and fascination for our senses. We paused in front of another waterfall, mesmerized by the beauty. I explained, God’s love, grace, and mercy is like this waterfall; it is never-ending.
The steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved. (Psalm 21:7, ESV)
When we finally reached our desired resting place, Andrew jumped in the pool and allowed the waterfall to cascade over him. Not wanting to let this life lesson slip by, I shared again the similarities of waterfalls and God’s never ceasing love, mercy, grace and blessing. However, just as the kids choose to stand under the waterfall, we too can choose whether or not we want to be standing in the water flow of blessing. God’s steadfast loving flow never changes. But sometimes we step out of the water flow.
This year, we celebrated Easter in a most unusual way. This Easter we stood under a waterfall on a tropical island in the Caribbean and felt God’s blessing cascade over us.