With foreign holidays looking more and more unlikely this year. I think about how fortunate we are in this country to have so many wonderful places to visit. For me, the first place I venture is The Beach!
There is always a moment, as I smell the salty air, hear the waves crashing on the shore and my toes first feel the warmth of the sand, that I feel closer to God than at any other time. This for me is a moment of calm, I feel at peace as I breathe in the fresh sea air.
The sea although beautiful to look at has a whole world under the waves, a perfect balance and order, where oceans work together in such harmony needing no human intervention.
“You alone are the Lord,
You have made heaven,
The heaven of heavens, with all their host,
The earth and everything on it,
The seas and all this is in them.
And You preserve them all” Nehemiah 9 v 6
If God has this kind of love and care over the creatures of this world, how much more love does He have for each one of us?
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3 v 16
How blessed we are to have a God who taught us love, He reminds us and strengthens us by allowing us to view His incredible creation.
“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power.” Romans 1 v 20
So next time you visit the beach, take a moment to pause and consider that great love of God. To be thankful that He is watching over us and pray that we all will soon feel that peace in His great Kingdom that is to come.
All quotes from NKJV