However, on our way to this secluded get-away we pass by very popular beaches that so many people frequent. If you have ever been to these beaches you will notice there are many people on the sand, a fewer number splashing in the shallows and a handful of people swimming in deeper waters.
Those who are on the sand are mostly happy building sand castles, tanning and enjoying the sun, doing little or nothing. Some are curious about the water and even take off their sandals and walk where the waves meet the sand. Others slowly venture out and start splashing in the shallows. But most are satisfied just where they are.
The people in the shallows are jumping, splashing and sort of swimming. They are in waist high water and are able to stand on the sandy bottom. They are a bit more quenched.
Then there are a small number of people who venture into the deep. They are excited to explore all that the ocean offers. It makes no sense to them why anybody would be satisfied experiencing only the sand and shallow water.
To me, the people on the sand, in the shallows and in the deep all represent the church members of today. They gather in churches because they love their sun, sand and surf. The churches for the most part are catering to the sunbathers and splashers. Nominal Christianity consisting of form and ceremony without the Power to live a life-changing walk In Jesus.