Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Ocean - My Thankful Thursday Post

God really knew what he was doing when he created the ocean. Of course, God always knows what he's doing and always does everything perfectly. For me, the beach is one of my favorite creations. Mountains are spectacular and I love living where there are mountains a plenty, but peace always comes when I'm by the sea. I marvel at it. It's vast, it's powerful, it contains so much life. Oh, and bonus, you weigh less when you are in the water!

I can not wait to return to the sea next week. This year, I will have both sons to enjoy it with, along with my hubby and Mom. I already know that Nic has taken after Mama and is a beach bum, time will tell if Caleb is as well. I have a feeling though, he's going to love it as much as we do. I pray both of my boys marvel at and appreciate this beautiful creation of God's. I hope that they find peace and relaxation by the sea, that they have wonderful childhood memories there and continue our tradition with their own families.

A couple of my favorite quotes about the sea:

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
It's always our self we find in the sea
- E.E. Cummings

The sea has no king, but God alone
- Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Of course, I would be remiss if I wrote a blog about the ocean and didn't mention the oil spill in the gulf. I can hardly watch the news without tearing up because it breaks my heart to see what a disaster this is. I will continue to pray and ask that you do the same. Although it has already gone on far too long and much damage has been done, pray that a resolution is quickly reached and that clean up can be expeditious with as little harm as possible to the environment, people, animals and sea creatures. Maybe we should get together a mission trip to help with clean up? It's something to think about, research and try to make happen.

Until next time...

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