“God Is In Control”. Twila Paris, 1993.
Power of God crashing right up against each other.
The waves, relentless in their pursuit of the shore, rolling, tumbling, crashing.
The rocks, steady, ancient, solid, holding fast.
The wind, roaring, searching, cleansing.
I will fix my mind today on the things that do not, will not, change. God things.
*Cliffside Slieve League, County Donegal, Ireland
“The sea hath no king but God alone.” ~Dante Gabriel Rossetti
“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean.” ~Arthur C. Clarke
“You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.” ~Psalm 89:9, ESV
Sometimes, when I feel all churned up inside from too much chaos, it helps me to meditate on something much more powerful and strong. Thinking of the force of the ocean’s waves, its pull back into the depths of the sea, reminds me that God is so, so much stronger than this temporary life. Life is good, life is a gift, and life returns to Jesus. He made all things, He controls all things, He is taking care of me. Nothing else comes close to this. I can rest, I can trust. Blessings, Lisa
When I sit beside the ocean, I hear power, I hear peace, I hear God. The power of a wave, even a small wave, as it crashes on top of you is amazingly strong. The pull of the water as it retreats back into the sea takes all in its path. The sound of the waves on the shore is all encompassing, drowning out the voices surrounding, the worries, the fears. Like Jesus. He draws all of us to himself; He wants all of us to be with Him, to listen to His voice, feel peace, feel encompassing protection. Listen….can you hear Him? Blessings, Lisa
Barbados has one of the two remaining restored sugar mills in the Caribbean, the Morgan Lewis Windmill. Built 250 years ago, it is a sight to see. We live beside an old flour mill here at home, so it’s always fascinating to me to see other mills. If you’re on the fence about visiting Barbados someday, jump over…it’s a great island! 🙂 Have a wonderful Monday, and may God give you the energy you need to move through your day. Blessings, Lisa