Monday, July 26, 2010

The beauty all around us

Dan and talked a lot this weekend about God and when we feel close to Him. For both of us, the beauty of Nature fills us with the knowledge of Someone bigger than ourselves. It's different for each one.....Dan loves the mountains and longs to live where he can walk out his front door and see a vista that takes his breath away. For me, it's the beach. Just the smell can transport me to a place of joy and reverence. We haven't gone to the beach much this summer. It's so hot and I feel some measure of sorrow about all that has happened in the Gulf. Instead of reacting the way many Floridians have, by going there while they still can, I have felt more that I don't even want to see it. But we did go down to Little Harbor last weekend and the magic is still there for me. So even my relationship the the beach is complicated! How like life.....

Just like God is always there, in the midst of the sorrow and struggle, to remind us of the joy and peace, so too are the sounds of the ocean. The swish of the waves rushing to the shore, the seagulls crying and the deep, rich smell of salt water, fish and suntan lotion. And I am reminded that the presence of God is constant and I need to allow myself to experience His touch, in the midst of everything Life throws me. "Be still and know that I am God."

7 comments:

  1. lovely reminder... I feel this most when I am out hiking....

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