So, having family that live on the coast definitely has perks. For years, it has meant that we get to go to the beach for Christmas. Nothing like feeling that fresh breeze and ocean air and taking in the sights.
We had a houseful this morning, and I wanted to quietly get out the door before sunrise while everybody was still sleeping. I knew I’d def benefit from the therapy of seeing that sun come up in the morning . In an ever changing world, it’s good to be reminded and visually see things we can count on, and the sun coming up is one of those.<3
But there was a dilemma, because the cars were switched around, and well, I didn’t have the keys. So what was going to be a quick drive to the beach, well, it became a brisk walk in the dark of the pre-dawn morning. Turns out that’s just what I needed, too.
Anyway, hope you enjoy the photos. I loved seeing the light shine through the water, and the signs that the sun was coming up before it broke through the horizon. I love how faith is such a knowing….it’s a knowing and a trusting that the sun is going to come up even when we don’t see it. Some things are easier to have faith in for sure.
But here’s a cool, cool thing— I don’t have to have faith in the ‘what’, I just need to have faith in the “Who”. I can trust God with all of the ‘whats’ and ‘whens’ and even the ‘whys’. Yep, the God who keeps worlds spinning and suns rising and hearts beating can handle the questions in my world as I hand them to Him.
My morning walk was a reminder that there are some things we can count on…and some things we can’t. There are beautiful surprises like Santas in VolksWagens and azaleas in December. And sometimes I have the privilege of seeing them at eye level merely because of unplanned little challenges like not having keys to cars. Yep, the ‘whats’ and ‘whys’ and ‘wheres’ take care of themselves. I’ve just gotta be sure I’m focusing on the Who.
“Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”
~ Jeremiah 32:7 Amen.