Beach song

I am watching some young boys ride the waves; a man with a metal detector is sweeping the sand nearby, and a little girl who has her leg in a cast is crawling around her parents’ beach chairs.

The view from my balcony is fascinating.

We’ve had another full day in the sun. And I mean full.

The boys were up at 6:30 a.m. clamoring for beach time.

I was able to squeeze in a sweet prayer walk along the ocean before their agenda took over. It was cloudy, but the rising sun played peek-a-boo with me, showing off her early morning wardrobe and admiring her glowing image in the ocean mirror below. I found myself breathing with the rhythm of each swell, falling into the song that the end of the earth hums steadily. The water lapped at my ankles as I tasted the salt in the wind, and sang love songs to my God. The steady beat of the surf took my words and carried them away, into His waiting ear—for I know He loves to hear my voice. At times, I skipped in joy, and ran deeper into the water (but not too deep), arms outstretched, simply amazed at Him.

Yes, my friends, it is a good thing my little strip of sand was vacant. But for the fishermen, that is…and you know how our Lord loves them. I’m sure they understood.

Today is the day that the Lord has made!

Rejoice! Rejoice!

Be glad in it.

Comments

  1. says

    I absolutely LOVE prayer walks on the beach! It is easily a great day when started praising Jesus with sand in your toes!! Have a blessed vacation, dear one!!

  2. says

    Me too! Love prayer and praise walks on the beach. I think it is because the roar of the waves drowns out my feeble attempt to sing, but God hears my heart and smiles. IF I wer to walk through my neighborhood singing like I do on the beach – oh the paddy wagon would be by for me real quick like! I could just picture you – dancing in the sand in front of our Father. I see Him smiling.

  3. says

    Your words are beautiful. Who would have thought I could take a vacation without taking a vacation! Even before reading your post, I did find myself rejoicing today. I even surprised my husband with how well I sailed through our great nap adventure today.

    Lather on the aloe vera and dive deeper, my friend! God, too is reaching with outstretched arms, simply amazed at you!

    shanda

  4. says

    “Today is the day that the Lord has made!

    Rejoice! Rejoice!

    Be glad in it.”

    I have the childhood song going through my head now.:)

    I love hearing about your time with God and your family at the beach.:)

    Sigh.

    Hugs to you!
    Amy:)

  5. says

    Hey friend….I am glad you are getting some blessed time on the beach.

    We are headed to the beach right now as well..

    I’ll be back the end of the week.

    See you then. Have a wonderful time.

    Hugs,
    Julie

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