Haven't had to upload pictures yet, so they will come next week, but Jesus KNEW we needed this. It was exactly what our family needed right now! Both Scott and I and my girls, as well as my inlaws who are with us. My mother-in-law has been super busy taking care of her ailing mother as well so this was a much needed break for them too!
The other night, hubby and I took a late-night stroll on the beach, the gulf waters lapping at our feet and the sand squishing under our toes. It was nothing short of amazing. At one point, I just stood, looking out at the water, in awe.
Dark blueish gray water, as far as the eye could see, with no end.
And as vast and as BIG as it seemed at that moment, and as small as I felt at the time, my God is so much bigger.
In fact, he MADE all that.
I've *known* that before.
And I've been to the ocean before...
I guess I was a different person then. The water was something pretty to look at then.
Maybe it's because I'm older, or because God has used my sweet Annabelle to change my perspective, but it is so much more now. It is, on a smaller scale, a reminder of how huge God is... how POWERFUL He is, and yes, how, while there is much to love and enjoy about God, He is also to be feared because that powerfulness can turn fierce.
You never know what the future holds. God never promises that storms
won't come or that the waters won't rise. In fact, the Bible specifically says "...He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous." (Matthew 5:45 NIV)
But in that moment, I had a ton of peace.
I love that Jesus gives us peaceful moments in the now, just when we need them.
Treasuring the gift of the moment, of this SUPER wonderful week with my family.