Jet Ski vs. Scuba Diving

We are a jet ski generation. Fast. Loud. Powerful. Exhilarating. Adrenalin. And you can cover a lot of distance in a short amount of time. But it’s all on the surface. Scuba diving is a totally different experience. Slow. Quiet. Deep. Beauty. Scuba diving takes a whole different set of equipment and skill. There is a vast, wonderful world down below that you will never see by racing across the surface.

This morning on my way to the Denver airport I decided to go scuba diving. Not literally, but spiritually. It was very early and the sun was just beginning to come up. The sun was painting the clouds a light red. It was spectacular. I reached over and turned off the radio and put down the USA Today article I was reading on my phone.

I pulled back on the throttle and for a few minutes hopped off the jet ski of a busy and demanding day. I put on my flippers and spent the next 30 minutes going slow, quiet, and deep. There is something rich about just “being” with God. There is something about sitting in His presence that recalibrates your life. Quiet and slow open up a whole new world you can’t see when life is fast and loud.

I had no agenda and no request. I just drove quietly enjoying the early morning and the one who created it. I was alone with my thoughts and with my Heavenly Father… and it was good for my soul.

So, how about you? Are you a jet ski junkie? When is the last time you went scuba diving? Maybe today as you get into your car, turn off the radio, put down your phone and just sit with God. It will be a gift to your soul.