An analogy from under the sea.
One thing I have learned so far was that with fouling communities (barnacles and other small epifauna--animals that live on the surfaces of objects), specifically talking about barnacles, have such a strong connection to the object they live on that five THOUSAND pounds of pressure needs to be applied to them in order to separate them.
My first thought and prayer when I heard that: "Lord, let me be attached to You as a barnacle is to a boat dock." Cheesy as that may sound, isn't that what we yearn to achieve? What's even better is we are promised that connection to Christ:
"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow--not even the powers of hell can separate us from Go's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below--indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-39).If you look at Romans 8, we actually have a stronger relationship because not even five thousand pounds of pressure can separate us from God's love! Wow.
Think about that.