If God were an ocean and invited you in, would you accept His invitation?

And how deep in Him would you go?

Would you hug the shorelines?

Wade in to your ankles?

Or would you plunge beneath the waves and never surface?

Diving deeper and deeper?

Desperate for more and more of Him?

Allowing Him to season you?

Willing to let go of anything and everything that hinders you?

Keeps you tied to the surface?

If God were an ocean and invited you in, would you accept His invitation?

And how deep in Him would you go?

This post is for Day 11 of the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes Writing Challenge and the Five Minute Friday Weekly Linkup. The theme of my series is, “Season,” based on the definition, “make (wood) suitable for use as timber by adjusting its moisture content to that of the environment in which it will be used.” Please click here to find the Table of Contents and links to other posts in the series.  Please click here to learn about Five Minute Friday.

Five Minute Friday: Deep

According to Wikipedia, the deepest natural point in the world is the Mariana Trench, also known as the Marianas Trench. It is located in the western Pacific Ocean and its maximum known depth is 36,070 ft (10,994 meters).

To give us an idea of how deep 36,070 feet is, Wikipedia informs us that if Mount Everest, which is  29,029 feet (8,848 meters) is dropped into the Mariana Trench, its peak would be 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) below the surface of the Marianas Trench.  Now that is deep; however, as deep as the Trench is, it has a limit because the Pacific Ocean has a floor. Our Father’s love, on the contrary, is limitless. There is no end to His love as reiterated throughout the Bible and stated powerfully in the song, “O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus.”*

Here is the first verse: 
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast unmeasured, boundless, free
Rolling as a mighty ocean, in its fullness over me
Underneath me, all around me, is the current of Thy love
Leading onward, leading homeward to Thy glorious rest above 

My favorite rendition of this beautiful song is by the group, Selah, and it is shared below. Mark Ladd and Samuel T. Francis are the songwriters and the full lyrics of “O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus” can be found here.

I am joining the Five Minute Friday writing community, hosted by Kate Motaung, for our weekly writing adventure (on a Sunday). Please click here to learn about Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is, “Deep.”

*(end of five minutes).


Used to refer to profound thoughts
To people seen as wise, reflective
Hues with rich tones

Also used for places
In the earth
In the waters
Which share the characteristic
Of having areas not visible on the surface
Or easily accessible

Also includes places You call us to
As in Your instruction to the disciples
“Launch out into the deep and let down your nets.”

Launch out – not associated with ankle deep water
It involves leaving where I am
Moving away from the shoreline
Letting go

Peter asked, “If it is You, bid me come to You.”
Unlike Peter, I am more likely to ask, “Can You come to where I am?
In the boat, hugging the shoreline
Or toes in the water, the rest of my body anchored securely on the shore

It is true that You do come to where I am
In the shallow water
Behind self-erected walls
In prison
In the pit
In relationships that are poisoning me
Food. Habits. People.

You do come but it is not to keep me company
But to lead me out into the