When I was a teenager, I remember getting up early to go to the beach. It was about an hour from my house. I was always drawn to it this time of year, but mornings in March are still a little chilly. My friend and I would get dressed with our swimsuits underneath our clothes and put our jackets on to keep us cozy. By the time we got there, it was already warming up to become the perfect day. I loved the beach then, and I adore it now. It is such a delight to breathe in the salty air, to feel the sand between my toes, and to soak up the sun. Listening to the waves splashing on the shore and the sound of seagulls makes me happy. Something about it refreshes my soul and brings me a little closer to the Father. The LORD has given us another day on this earth; don’t waste your time fretting over what will become of us; instead, be grateful for today and enjoy your moments. Today, so far, I’ve enjoyed coffee at sunrise, but my feet will hit the beach soon, and God will bless me with another relaxing, easy day; a gift from the Father to his daughter, his beloved. Do something that brings you joy today, but make sure you give God all the glory for those joyful moments.
He who made the Pleiades and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the morning and darkens the day into night, who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out on the surface of the earth, the LORD is his name; Amos 5:8