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Sand, Water and Light – Early Morning at the Beach

There is a desire in me to be like the clear waters before me, calm and illumined by the gentle morning sun. That my heart would be as pure as the water, clean and clear enough to reflect the loving rays of my God. That like the ever-changing ripples of sand, tenderly sculpted by the rolling waves above, I would trustingly allow the hands of my God to mold me.

The Divine Artist sculpts a beautiful and continually transforming pattern in the golden softness underfoot. Rays of light bend with the water, stretching out into a spectacular light show, alive in each movement. The waves gently ripple across the surface, molding the sand and bending the rays beneath. Neither the water nor sand hold tightly to their formation. They don’t rebel or fight against the waves as they come, one after the other. The water and sand give of themselves readily. They willingly submit to the force of each wave, gentle or strong, as if knowing full well they are being made a masterpiece.

If only I could do so as easily and give myself fully to God, who meticulously crafts a unique work of art in each of his children, desiring them to radiate his light for all to see.

Photo – Lake Michigan, South Haven, MI

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  1. this is beautiful, ang. it reminds me of annie dillard’s writing and a song by Nichole Nordemen, ‘River God’… and it hits me right where i need to be hit today. thanks, dear friend!

    August 9, 2010
    • You’re welcome, my friend! Thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad that it blessed you. I’ll have to listen to River God.

      August 9, 2010
  2. Lori #

    Beautiful, my Friend! This in fact does radiate His light. It reminds me of the boundaries that He has set for His mighty seas and the boundaries He has lovingly placed around our lives. It whispers, “safety”, to my anxious heart. Love you much, and I love my orchid. Hee!

    August 11, 2010
  3. Thanks, Lori! It never ceases to amaze me – how God constantly uses his created – nature – to encourage, inspire and teach. So glad that you enjoyed this and that you love the orchid!

    August 11, 2010

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