The Grace to Swim

October 2, 2009 at 7:31 am | Posted in BiblicalSwimming, Ezekiel | 4 Comments
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When God delivered the Israelites out of their bondage in Egypt, He parted the Red Sea so they could pass through it. (Exodus 14:22) When it was time for them to cross into their promised land in Canaan, their obstacle was another body of water: the Jordan River. (Joshua 3:14) In both cases, the people had to step out and pass the test of faith in the face of potentially overwhelming waters.

The prophet Ezekiel saw a vision of miraculous waters flowing from the throne of God. These waters grew deeper and deeper until the only way for Ezekiel to have continued his tour would have been to start swimming!

Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins. Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.

Ezekiel 47:4-5

A large area of water can be a wonderful sight for somebody who loves to swim. The wonderful refreshing waters of God’s grace are indeed “waters to swim in” for those who love the Lord. However, waters sometimes present an obstacle – and we need help to go through them. Thankfully, when God graciously calls us to pass through the waters of testing, He will also provide us with the grace to pass through what we could never pass over on our own.

Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

I Thessalonians 5:24

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