Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Thankful Thursday--Lessons from the Beach

We had a great time at the beach when we were on vacation. One morning Harmony and I went down to see the sunrise. We looked for the sandcastle we built the day before, but it was nowhere to be found--the tide had washed everything smooth and flat.

It reminded me of the messes and piles I make in my own life, and that all I need to do for Jesus to wipe them clean is draw near to him and ask.

So this week I'm thankful for God's forgiveness, that wipes everything smooth as the beach when the tide goes out.

I'm thankful for the shells we found on the beach--but more thankful for the reminder that if you want to find life (not just empty shells), you have to jump into the ocean of God's love. The Christian life isn't a spectator sport!

What are you thankful for today? You can share your list at Laurie's this week.


LAURIE said...

I LOVE THE BEACH and wish that I could have been there with you. I loved the thought of how Christ wipes us clean as we draw near to Him. Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us today! Happy TT! -Laurie

Denise said...

Amen, such a nice thankful post.