Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

~The Ocean Series~ How about those Lifeguards?

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My hubby and I were walking along the beach one balmy evening.  The wind had picked up quite a bit, there was a tropical depression headed our way.  We could not see it, but we could feel the change!

And as you would imagine, the people out in the ocean loved it…even though those red flags were flying high.  Many people just don’t heed warnings that are right in front of them.  They would rather believe that it “could never happen to them.”  Most of us have been in those situations one time or another.

Then it happened, the lifeguard jumped off his chair, grabbed the preserver and headed out into the surf.  Someone was caught in a riptide.  Soon there was a vehicle on the beach provided a back up lifeguard.  That turned out to be wise since she took off after someone as soon as her feet hit the sand.

We receive warnings all through life.  Sometimes it is that still small voice, other times we just know better, but we do it anyway.  Then we wondered why “life is treating us so badly?”  And just like getting caught in that riptide, our Lfeguard throws out the life preserver since HE has already been in the water before us, with us and after we are rescued. 

But another thing I personally have to remember is that I cannot be everyone’s lifeguard. I cannot save a soul.  I cannot fix people or their lives.  I can only point them to the true LIFEGUARD, Jesus Christ.

So next time you are walking along the beach and pass the lifeguard….tell him Thanks!

~Be Encouraged Today~


Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 60 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 44 years, married almost 41 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in 2018!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, which seem endless right now in 2020, HE is present and loves us unconditionally. Thanks for reading. ~Be Encouraged Today~

One thought on “~The Ocean Series~ How about those Lifeguards?

  1. Hi Tammy, I’ve nominated you for a lovely award called “Light of the World” I feel this one is perfect for you! You truly are a shining light in this crazy environment we live in. 🙂


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