The place we are staying on the beach is adorable. The decor is on point! However, though I love the beach and the atmosphere, there are some things I don't like. We are on the second floor of a three-story wood building, which means there are people above us walking on wood trusses, and we can hear their every move, and they move a lot! Even though it's not ideal, it is still a nice getaway. I've spent most of my time relaxing; I can't seem to sit still at home, so this week has been a nice treat of soaking in the beauty of God's creation. We looked at a couple of condos while here, but nothing checks off our boxes for the most part. The truth is that we won't find perfection; I expect that to happen when Jesus returns to rule and reign and a new Heaven and Earth are created. Until then, we have to live with imperfection.
In chapter 33 of Numbers, Moses kept a journal and recalled the Israelite’s stops in the wilderness. Other than that, there is little information. One of their stops had seventy palm trees and twelve fountains of water; another stop had no water. Like Moses and Israel, you will not find perfection during your search in this lifetime, but that's a good thing; we shouldn't be comfortable with the way things are and should long for the perfect life of eternity with Jesus. Enjoy your time, but realize there is something worthy waiting for us in eternity: the perfection of Jesus.
And they removed from Marah, and came unto Elim: and in Elim were twelve fountains of water, and threescore and ten palm trees; and they pitched there. Numbers 33:9