This time of the year I am usually dreaming about oceans, sunrises, sunsets, waves, sand and just generally living on a warm coast. In fact, if we have ever planned a vacation over the last ten years, I would have already had it planned and just enjoyed the anticipation.
But, we haven’t had that bad of a winter here, but I know that many parts of the United States have had quite a winter. So no complaints from me. And I am no longer under the tremendous stress that my teaching job seem to put me under, so I wonder if the “getaway” seems as important to me as it has in years past. I have yet to do any planning.
I have looked at pictures however. The blue skies, white ocean caps, red flowers, beautiful seagulls, clouds, the golden moon and on and on.
And I still gaze in awe.
My Father created it all. It will never cease to amaze me. I am absolutely breathless when I see a line of clouds form over the gulf and deliver rain and gusts of wind. My eyes literally tear up when I sit on the edge of the beach and watch dolphins play in the currents. My heart swells at the mere thought of the expansive nature of the ocean in front of me. I reach out my hand to touch the moon, as if I can.
We have so much to see on our earth. Whether it is the ocean, mountains, or even the annoying snow that sometimes seems to bury us…we have a beautiful world. We have misused it and polluted it, and I pray that more of us are taking notice of that.
So I guess today I would suggest that you stop. Stop and look around. What do you see in God’s creation that simply takes your breath away? Don’t let life preoccupy so much that you miss those things of beauty all around. He created it for you….He wants you to enjoy it.
Colossians 1:16-17 “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”
IN CHRIST ALONE
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