Friday, August 19, 2011


The beach has always been my favorite place to be.  I'm that person who goes out at 9:00 AM and is sitting in the same spot at 6:00 PM.  If I lived at the beach, I'd be the one that looks like leather. Don't act like you don't know what I am talking about, we've all people watched! We are actually at the beach right now, Edisto Island to be exact. If you've never been to Edisto, I want you to close your eyes and picture this...sand, ocean, Piggly Wiggly. Ok, you have now seen Edisto Island. You're welcome! On top of the fact that there is nothing here, in late August, there is NO ONE here either. I love that. I love that I can look down either side of me, and see only sand and water.  I actually pretended while floating in the ocean today, that I was on a stranded island, and when I opened my eyes, I thought it was reality.  Don't stop reading because I just admitted that!  While I am confessing, I will throw another one out there: When a great song is playing in my car while I am driving, I will sometimes pretend that I'm in a movie. There I said it!  Now, that I have typed that, I am crossing my fingers that some of you have done that too.  Ok, none of this has any relevance to the purpose of this post.  

The real point to this post is that I have realized while here, that I constantly take for granted God's creation.  I mean, have you ever looked out at the ocean, and really thought about how mighty, how powerful God is? I haven't either...until today.  Looking out, I realized how small I am. God created this ginormous ocean and the beautiful sand, then orchestrated how far the water comes up to meet the land each day. Every detail is simply amazing! Have you ever stopped and looked at your child, and thought to yourself, "Was that child really in my body?" How in the world was she in there?  I went through 38 weeks of pregnancy, three years ago, and I am just now thinking about how amazing that is? God gave us a baby, that grew in my body, and is now a three year old running around asking for an iPad (i won't even get in to that right now)! One more example...I remember the first day that I visited Greenville, I drove in and saw the mountains and thought, this is one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. That lasted for a month maybe? I drive home every day, and in front of my face are those same mountains that I saw ten years ago, and I cannot tell you the last time I have actually seen them. It is crazy that a mountain can be right in front of my face, and I don't see it...a mountain! 

We get so busy/selfish with "life," that we miss so many opportunities to worship God, which is why he gave us this life in the first place. I am writing this to myself, that I might now be held accountable to: stop, slow down, open my eyes, and see what God, the creator of the universe, has designed in front of me, and worship Him for it.  Today, let's look around us and worship God for what He has created!