My friend Keith took his wife, Sarah, to Cozumel, Mexico, to celebrate their anniversary. Sarah loves to snorkel. Down she swims, searching for the mysteries below. Keith’s idea of snorkeling also includes a bellyboard. The surface satisfies him. Sarah, however, convinced him to plunge into the water where she showed him a twenty-foot-tall submerged cross. “If I’d had another breath,” he confessed, “the sight would have taken it away.”
Jesus beckons you to descend and see the same. Take a breath and descend so deeply into his love that you see nothing else. Join the psalmist in saying:
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever. . . .(Psalm 73:25–26)