Today I had the opportunity to visit a different beach, a different sea. It was my first time ever exploring Charleston, South Carolina – consistently one of America’s “Most Friendliest” cities. Thanks to my gracious “hostess with the mostest,” I was not disappointed! It was like coming home…
Instead of chronological order, allow me to start from the end – the powerful end to a powerful day, with everything on fire:
Backing up to daytime, the beautiful, historic city was a blast to explore…
This bridge hosts a 10K Run each year with 40,000 runners –
And, of course, your Muse had to hit the beach! High tide on the Atlantic Ocean….
Dear God, thank You for a magical day and for bits and pieces of respite, calm from storms, and indulgences in times of hardship. Thank You for the breath of hope, for laughs and smiles and for showing us new mercies, morning by morning.
Thank You for purity in the face of sin, for wholeness in times of disintegration. For new beginnings and renewed hope. For fellowship and kindred spirits, for Your hand in guiding us to edify one another.
God, thanks for pulling us through the narrow hole of darkness by a thread and back up into Your great presence, time after time, making us whole again.
Thank You for making things the way they’re supposed to be, as You intended all along! Lord, teach us to trust, that we needn’t worry about one single thing – because You are in total control – every minute of every hour, even when we can’t see solutions.
Thanks, God, for always making things just right, despite all our best-intentioned plans. We trust wholly in Your plan and in Your will.