She walked along the jagged seashore,
Tossed wild by the wind.
The waves were gray and foamy from
A storm that had rolled in.
And as the wind is wont to do,
It churned up from the depths
A treasure trove of trinkets for
The young girl’s gilded chest.
But this day, there among the rocks
Brushed shiny by the waves,
A lovely little diamond ring
Upon the seashore lay.
She knew she should not keep it so
She quickly turned it in.
But after many months of waiting,
No one claimed the gem.
The ring returned to her, and as
Such rings are meant to be,
It sealed a lifelong love affair
Between her and the sea.
And what a lovely picture of
What God the Father does.
When He sends storms into my life,
He does so out of love.
For when the storms come raging in,
His Spirit is revealed.
He showers me with love and grace,
And by Him I am sealed.
He is God’s pledge to me, His bride.
And none can take away
The gift of God, eternal life,
When God has made the way.
His presence deep with my heart
Lasts for eternity –
A token of the love affair
Between my God and me.
“[God] anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us,
and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit,
guaranteeing what is to come.”
2 Corinthians 1:21b-22 NIV
©Lisa DeVinney, November 2014
Inspired by a story shared by Sheila Walsh at
Women of Faith 2014, Hartford