But I wanted to join in anyway for fun. Then it occurred to me that I live in Nebraska, slap bang in the middle of the continent with no ocean anywhere in sight. So I sifted through my old pics from when I lived in Scotland and came across this one of Kaya. (You can still see her face, right? Profiles count, I think..)
This day was so memorable. We were on our way home from a refreshing family vacation, just the four of us. Actually the vacation was a time we took to spend away from the mundane, over the anniversary of Heather's death. Because that's always a hard day, and we were already broken and weak and going through marriage issues at the time. This "vacation" was incredibly healing for us to spend time together and regain some focus and clarity before heading home to continue weeding through the tough issues. We were driving along the coast and decided to stop off for a break and see the ocean.
Shortly after I snapped up this pic, the wind and waves really picked up and it was incredible. It was so powerful and vast that it frightened me, in a wonderful way. And it made me think of God. And it helped me understand this difficult-to-digest subject of the fear of God. We are supposed to fear God. And we are supposed to feel safe and comfort in him. Staring at these huge, powerful waves, fiercely crashing against the rocky shore, I was filled with wonder to remember that Jesus controlled such powerful elements with just an uttering from his mouth. God is huge, powerful, capable and whilst that induces a sense of fear and awe - I'm so happy to have all that in my corner! He's not a tame lion, but he's good. What in this world could I ever be scared of, that could be too big for him to help me through?
You've gotta go check out some of these breathtaking pics at I <3 faces.