Riding the Wave
Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working... Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”
- John 5:17, 19
On Sunday during the message we watched this fantastic video of Laird Hamilton surfing one of the world's largest waves. What a great picture of the kingdom of God. The wave had been there in the ocean depths, palled by the moon's gravity for hundreds of miles but at the key moment, pulled by the jet ski (a fabulous image of the Holy Spirit helping us along), Hamilton sees the wave and gets on top of it.
In John 5, Jesus is giving us a great picture of how to catch that wave. He says that the way he operated while walking this earth was to keep his eyes out for what the Father was up to and then to tag along. Basically, he says that he kept on catching the wave of what his Father was doing around him.
Spend some time this morning asking God to lead you by the Holy Spirit and to open your eyes to see what he is doing in the world around you so that you can participate with him and ride that wave.