My husband, Blaine and I took advantage of the beautiful sunrise and sunsets every morning and evening during a special vacation on the Florida beaches. The gulf coast waters are my most favorite of places. The sands always sooth my heart. Those particular beaches are the places where I find the most peace and rest.
One evening the sky hung low with clouds that threatened to open up at any moment and drench us with a cold shower. We risked getting caught in the downpour for a chance to see the wonders of the low tide—a pelican scooping up his evening meal, a sand dollar that survived the crushing waves, crabs running here and there—thinking they were hidden under the safety of the water.
After walking for more than half an hour down the beach, the rain clouds made good on their promise. We had no place to run. We braced ourselves to endure the cool water.
The sky opened up and kissed the sea.
Unfailing love and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed (PSALM 85:10 NLT).
Delighted, we found ourselves caught in the middle. We stood for a moment and breathed in a sweet peace. In that sliver of time we were unaware of the cold sprinkles, then suddenly they pricked our skin. We laughed as we both turned to hurry back down the beach toward our condo.
“There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.”