Growing up close to the ocean most of my life, provided the opportunity to develop a love for snorkeling and shell collecting. Tucked away in my mother in laws attic are several boxes of incredible displays of God's handiwork. Sometimes those shells can be found washed up on shore but they are most beautifully seen and found when you dive deep. Not only do we see beauty but all seems calm and serene.
Joni Erickson Tada said it this way..." when you dive beneath the surface things of God, you also discover an endless calm... a world of Divine Life that is quiet and deep. There, in the depths, God will reveal a quiet and gentle kind of interior Beauty. The Lord is so generous! Even when we choose to live only on the surface of things, where we are often tossed this way and that, God still reveals himself through thrilling displays of his power. But there's much more to God than what we see, what we all see of him, on the surface. When we dive deeper into God's heart, all the turmoil of our daily lives, the problems that crash around us like huge waves, seem somehow... Distant."
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. Psalms 107:29-30