All around the waves were crashing
as water kept on hitting and splashing
Over and over my head
My body under weighty water gushing
The rising river violently rushing
when right about then He said:
“Come my love, come away with me
to a secret place inside a deep blue sea
Let me drown out the noise on the surface
As we go deeper,
Let’s go deeper”

Soon the surface rose higher
Like a glory canopy growing wider
light and noise grew still and darker still
descending further and deeper until
All I could see was the fire in his eyes
Lighting up the darkest watery skies
Feeling the pressure of fierce love
Covering all of me
below, besides, above
The quiet force of all of Him
Pressing my heart
to go deeper,
let’s go deeper still

Marissa is a qualified graphic designer and illustrator with over 15 years full-time industry experience. Currently she runs her own freelance design business ( and is also the creator and owner of Water & Word (, a biblically based company selling scripture-soaked and prophetically inspired surface tattoos for everyday living. Marissa also serves on staff at Field of Dreams Church in Adelaide Australia as the Creative Director and has a passion for seeing good design and creativity reflect the glory of the Lord in everyday life. In her spare time she loves to paint, write poetry and explore the outdoors with her husband. She is easy-going, dedicated and has a passion for the Lord, the creative industry and seeing people walk in the fullness of their destiny.