Photo and Commentary ©2018 by Darren Milam
Friday and Sabbath, June 29 and 30, 2018

(Note from Pastor Maylan: Earlier this week I misplaced this blog from Darren, so I put one of my own in Wednesday’s slot. Now that I’ve found Darren’s, here it is, and I’ll let it stand through Sabbath as well.)

DARREN WRITES: When you think of a single drop of water, it’s not an overwhelming amount. It’s actually fairly tiny. Take this shot for example – it’s one drop of dew on the edge of this leaf. It’s miniscule when it comes to attempting to quench our thirst, or give the needed nutrients to this plant. Still important, but this one drop is very small.

In a song by the Christian band Hawk Nelson, we read/hear:

If you wanna know
How far my love can go
Just how deep, just how wide
If you wanna see
How much you mean to me
Look at my hands, look at my side
If you could count the times I’d say you are forgiven
It’s more than the drops in the ocean

This last line, “…more than the drops in the ocean.” Think of that. How many drops of water are in any given ocean? OK – you can stop thinking…it’s a lot. A HUGE amount. Now, take more than that and we have how much God loves and forgives us. Incredible! What a great thought. When we slip up, when we are discouraged or are feeling down about ourselves….we can imagine that God loves AND forgives us, more than the drops in the ocean.