Beach photos and change of focus
I had a wonderful time at the beach and thought I’d share some family photos. Breakfast with three of my grandchildren. The one on the left had strep so was not too happy. Noelle and two of my grandchildren playing in the surf. Little 2 mo old Clayton at peace!
as well as scenery.
One Sunday I got up before dawn to walk the beach. It was dark – the moon was still out and the morning star. I sat on the stairs that cross the dunes and waited, sipping my tea. As it got a bit lighter I began my walk. I was the only one on the beach for a few minutes then other than early birds and their dogs joined me. I walked in the direction that was not facing the sun so that when it did come, I would be facing in the right direction.
As usual I was also combing the beach for shells – there were so few. Not even many broken ones. I thought surely the hurricane would have stirred some up – but nothing! I did find two unusual barnacles that looked like little volcanoes! And thought about the barnacles in my life!
Anyway, when I turned around to walk the other way the sun was arising. It was glorious. Like a big ball of gold rising from a sea of liquid gold. On my iPod was playing, In the Presence of Jehovah, sung by my friend, Damaris Carbaugh. Wow! I was overwhelmed with His presence and the glory of it all. He reminded me that I am always in His presence.
As I walked I noticed other shell seekers looking down searching – missing the glory that was unfolding in the eastern sky. And I thought that is so true of me. I get so busy looking down that I fail to look up to see the glory that surrounds me.
What are you looking at? Do you need to change your focus?