Fall 2018,  Five Minute Friday

A Deeply Caring Father

This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun!

This week’s prompt: Deep.

“Deep and wide, deep and wide, there’s a fountain flowing deep and wide…”

Did this song make any sense to you as a kid? I definitely didn’t understand these words we sang in Sunday school.

As it turns out, this song is talking about the love of God. I don’t usually picture it as a fountain, but more like an ocean or a tidal wave. God’s love is as deep and wide as an ocean, and we can throw ourselves into it, but we don’t drown–somehow we are still able to breathe when surrounded by this overwhelming force.

God’s love is like a wave that crashes over us continuously, never inexhaustible and incomprehensible. Let it wash over you and remind you that you have a Father who cares deeply about you.