Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Summer and all of its wonders are nearing an end. As I write, I hear raindrops on the rooftop and my mind wanders to the incredible memories of lazy days, long hikes, late night movies, and dances on the beach. It has truly been a season of much needed rest. The days to unwind began with a long anticipated family reunion in Alabama. Cousins played in the shade of the trees and prepared summer concerts as adults sipped iced tea on Jenny's lovely southern front porch. Our reunion then moved on to Florida in a fifteen passenger van cramped with giggles and all the gear needed to enjoy our stay at the beach. We arrived at a lovely hotel and quickly found ourselves immersed in the wonders of the ocean. Upon our first excursion into the waters, we found an overpopulation of jellyfish. But this did not dampen our spirits, and soon all of the cousins were catching the creatures in nets supplied by Mama and Papa. The sounds of crashing waves and children's giggles are still imprinted upon my memory. When I consider the vastness of the ocean, my heart sings "How Great Is Our God." How incredible the thought, the One who made all of these wonders seeks a relationship with me. The God who made stars in the heavens so immense that earth is but dust in comparison, came to earth to die so that I could know Him intimately. Considering it causes my heart to swell with joy and my to feet dance in freedom. Like a little child, I bask in the wonder of my Father's love, and pray I will never lose that childish heart towards Him.
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