The Beach 

  

What is it about the beach that causes one to be so relaxed and fresh minded. Since all of my not so old life that I can remember I feel more at home sitting on the beach or a near a body of water.

I used to tease that I must have been a mermaid or dolphin in another life. But since I know that I was created by an awesome Creator who designed me to like what I like and be what I am. 

Which in not a mermaid or dolphin. 

I continue to draw near to the water and sun every chance I get.

I know the truth. 

The truth is:

God created us from the dust of the earth. 
Genesis 2:7

“Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”
There must be something to many of us feeling so at home near where we came from. Yes, I have been called a tree hugger, granola girl and hippie at times. 

I’m really just a lover of nature and all things connected with it. 

I do eat meat!!😜
BTW, trees tell us stories with their rings found in their stumps and could tell us some whoppers if they could speak. 

Stop and look at a tree. I dare you to ask it a story!! 
I love the earth that God created. Just when I think I have seen the most beautiful thing, I am amazed at another scene before me with backdrops of His majesty. 

Right now it just happens to be a creative canvas of turquoise ocean and white sand. 
Rosemary Beach, Florida

Wake up and smell the flowers!!!
Check out Isaiah 60. 

I couldn’t stop at verse 2 because it has so much more insight for those who want to go deeper. 

Isaiah 60 


The Glory of Zion

60 “Arise, shine, for your light has come,

   and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.

2 See, darkness covers the earth

   and thick darkness is over the peoples,

but the Lord rises upon you

   and his glory appears over you.

3 Nations will come to your light,

   and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

4 “Lift up your eyes and look about you:

   All assemble and come to you;

your sons come from afar,

   and your daughters are carried on the hip.

5 Then you will look and be radiant,

   your heart will throb and swell with joy;

the wealth on the seas will be brought to you,

   to you the riches of the nations will come.

6 Herds of camels will cover your land,

   young camels of Midian and Ephah.

And all from Sheba will come,

   bearing gold and incense

   and proclaiming the praise of the Lord.

7 All Kedar’s flocks will be gathered to you,

   the rams of Nebaioth will serve you;

they will be accepted as offerings on my altar,

   and I will adorn my glorious temple.

8 “Who are these that fly along like clouds,

   like doves to their nests?

9 Surely the islands look to me;

   in the lead are the ships of Tarshish,[a]

bringing your children from afar,

   with their silver and gold,

to the honor of the Lord your God,

   the Holy One of Israel,

   for he has endowed you with splendor.

10 “Foreigners will rebuild your walls,

   and their kings will serve you.

Though in anger I struck you,

   in favor I will show you compassion.

11 Your gates will always stand open,

   they will never be shut, day or night,

so that people may bring you the wealth of the nations—

   their kings led in triumphal procession.

12 For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish;

   it will be utterly ruined.

13 “The glory of Lebanon will come to you,

   the juniper, the fir and the cypress together,

to adorn my sanctuary;

   and I will glorify the place for my feet.

14 The children of your oppressors will come bowing before you;

   all who despise you will bow down at your feet

and will call you the City of the Lord,

   Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

15 “Although you have been forsaken and hated,

   with no one traveling through,

I will make you the everlasting pride

   and the joy of all generations.

16 You will drink the milk of nations

   and be nursed at royal breasts.

Then you will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior,

   your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

17 Instead of bronze I will bring you gold,

   and silver in place of iron.

Instead of wood I will bring you bronze,

   and iron in place of stones.

I will make peace your governor

   and well-being your ruler.

18 No longer will violence be heard in your land,

   nor ruin or destruction within your borders,

but you will call your walls Salvation

   and your gates Praise.

19 The sun will no more be your light by day,

   nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you,

for the Lord will be your everlasting light,

   and your God will be your glory.

20 Your sun will never set again,

   and your moon will wane no more;

the Lord will be your everlasting light,

   and your days of sorrow will end.

21 Then all your people will be righteous

   and they will possess the land forever.
Our Creator loves us so much He gave us all the wonderful places to visit and soak in His light and allow His glory to appear over us. 

DAVID CROWDER

How He Loves Lyrics 

He is jealous for me, loves like a hurricane, I am a tree

Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy

When all of a sudden I am unaware of these afflictions

Eclipsed by glory and I realize just how beautiful You are

And how great Your affections are for me

And oh, how He loves us, oh

Oh, how He loves us, how He loves us all

He is jealous for me, loves like a hurricane, I am a tree

Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy

When all of a sudden I am unaware of these afflictions

Eclipsed by glory and I realize just how beautiful You are

And how great Your affections are for me

I hope you all get a chance this summer to go and just sit to be amazed at His creation. Let Him speak to you through the breezes, rain falling, leaves whistling, waves breaking or just your backyard birds chirping. 
Check out: 

David Crowder

How He Loves Us

Beach On,

Kelley Allison

  

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