2015-11-30 - What Would Someone Say?
And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day. And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:6-10 NIV)
I have my mind on the beach again. I like taking walks along the beach, the whip of the wind at your ear, the sound of seagulls, and experiencing the water’s freshness. I watch the sailboats putter the ocean waves, and the shells that get carelessly tossed second-by-second in them. The sand feels like a sacred battleground. I didn’t want to corrupt it with my flip-flop footprints.
I used to think people were silly, those who wanted to live by the water, with the constant threat of damaging weather and salt air aroma. But when I take a second look at my surroundings, my viewpoint is less negative. What would it be like to wake up and see spectacular hues, pink tones forming gallant streaks over the sky, or witness the fresh sand canvas, without a footprint or sand castle?
There are always things in life which could improve. But how could you improve on God’s blueprint? His masterpiece?
Dear Lord, Thank You for making a beautiful creation. Show us, Your other creation, how to not take it for granted. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the Contemporary English Version (CEV) unless otherwise noted.