Wednesday, April 23, 2014

earth day

The most glorious thing happened.
My nine year old requested that we celebrate earth day
with a trip to the beach.
I'm all for celebrations, and all for earth day.
So off to the the beach we went.
First picking up some food for dinner and
my most favorite healthy treat.
And all of a sudden we realized there were whales.
Migrating whales.
These pictures don't do them justice.
It was amazing.  And beautiful.
And it felt like a gift.
God was sharing his wondrous creatures
with us right in the middle of our earth day celebration.

We ran along the shore, following 
their journey as long as we could.

My tween was slightly embarrassed.
Worried people were noticing us.
I remember those days.  The self conscious years.
But I said, "They're not looking at us, they're
looking at the whales.  They really could care less 
about us and will never see us again.  
Just enjoy this moment."

I wanted to soak it in forever.
This special visit, by these mighty creatures
so close it felt like you could
touch them if you were brave enough.

And though so many scriptures could fit this moment.
The one that came to my mind was Ephesians 3:20.

"Now all glory to God, who is able,
through his mighty power at work within us,
to accomplish infinitely more than we might
ask or think."

He gifted us with so much more than I could have
ever even imagined to ask or think.

And in the same way, his mighty power at work
within us, can accomplish more than we might
ask or think.

And it takes the weight off doesn't it.
Knowing his power is doing a mighty work.
It's not on us at all.
And what he can do is beyond what we could even imagine.

And to that I say it was a beautiful earth day.
A memory I will cherish.

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