On my recent trip to Maui I was blessed to see these creatures of the sea–the sea turtle. Sometimes I’d spy one alone napping on an empty beach.
Sometimes I would spy a few rollicking in the waves, their heads poking above the waters for a mere second before disappearing again into the ocean.
Sometimes I would spy one bathing on the rocks of an ocean cove.
And other times I would see many huddled and resting together on rocks warmed by the tropical sun.
Whether napping as one on the empty beach, or riding with others in the waves, or huddling with many sunbathing in the coves, they seem to follow the natural order of things, I begin to see.
Rest alone, ride the waves, be with friends, let the ocean wash you up into a protected cove, let nature heal and the sun recharge you so ready to head back out into new waters, when the ocean washes over you again.
No struggle, even when tossed by the waves, and a deep knowing that the water will eventually calm and send you to the rest you need before the next adventure.
Yes, I think I can learn a lot from these sea creatures and even begin to see….
There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1
but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint Isaiah 40:31
My blessing to you today, my friend:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13