I’ve been thinking about change. Sand dunes blow, shift, rearrange with time, wind, and water. Yet the essence of the sand dune remains. It’s still sand; it is still present in some form although maybe different. Storms blow through all our lives, rearranging things, shifting priorities, helping us to see what’s really important. Family, friends, Jesus, love, sacrifice for others, giving, smiling, caring….those are the things that remain. Things may look different, but they are really the same. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these if love.” ~1Corinthians 13:13 Hold on to what remains, and know that no matter what changes come into your life, God’s love for you remains steady and unchanging, always. Slainte, Lisa
Soft, sandy paths feel good on bare feet, but they are hard to walk on. The sand gives way underfoot, causing all the other muscles to work harder to gain momentum. (good workout though!) Hard packed sand, however, is great to walk on. Rocky paths are difficult, because you need to watch your step carefully so there are no turned ankles on the way.
No matter which type of path you’re walking today, the end of the path is worth it. There are oceans to be seen, seagulls flying overhead, and mountain vistas abounding. Walk the path, and hold tightly to the hand of God, who will give you the strength you need for the path you’re traveling. Slainte, Lisa
Have you ever really, really looked at sand? Picking it up in your hand, some sifts through your fingers, but many grains remain. Different looks, shapes, sizes, colors, all working together to make up what we know to be sand. And millions upon billions upon gazillions of grains of them on any given beach.
If you ever feel unloved and unimportant, think about this….Psalm 139 says that “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. (v17-18) That’s a whole lot of thoughts from God towards you and towards me. You are loved; you do matter; you are important in this whole big world. Blessings for your Monday, Lisa