Every year in May or June I take this trip. It’s a ‘gotta get away from life’ trip. I know it can sound selfish. I have learned one major thing with having cancer. You take time out of life to appreciate life.
It’s our annual go to the beach and veg time. Now understand I am a mountain and woods kind of girl. My daughter too. But I have learned with the best of them that propping up your umbrella, sitting in your chair with a good book, listening to the sound of the beach is one of the most relaxing things to do. It is very much like being on a mountaintop listening to the wind and just watching all the life below.
What is it about the beach? The ocean? I sat and contemplated one day. The vastness of that ocean is miraculous. How can you deny that something great and mighty and who loves beauty made that?? You can’t! The ocean or a mountain top – it all yells at you – THERE IS A MIGHTY, POWERFUL, LOVING GOD! HE IS HERE!!!
That alone is the most calming thing to know. He is mighty. He is powerful. He is loving. And he is HERE.
Psalm 139:8-10.” 8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
9 If I take the wings of the morning
and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.”
It’s crazy how we forget so easily and there are so many who don’t believe. To me sitting on that beach knowing this and really understanding it got me teary eyed and at the same time made me want to shout for joy. He is here.
Remember the footprints in the sand poem. I cross-stitched one when I was younger. That reminder that when we felt alone, He was actually carrying us.