The sea, in all its beauty and draw, has been written about for centuries. Our God is a great Creator, designing something so grand, so powerful, so amazingly beautiful. The sea, for me, is a place of rest. A place where we do not live. A place where my family goes for vacation. The sea is our time to rest and relax.
Today I am thinking about our schedule. Our busy life and how the sea is calling me. But it isn’t really the sea that is calling. It is the time of rest, relaxation, and time to refresh drawing me. It isn’t the white waves or grainy sand. It isn’t the cool breeze or warm temperatures. It is the ability to breathe.
I miss the sea, but more than that I miss the rest. I miss not having appointments. Deadlines. Rushing and racing to make it to the next thing on our calendar. I don’t count down the days when we are at the sea. I live in today.
Can I, a girl living in the heart of Appalachia find the sea even in the midst of these auburn hills? Today, I will listen for the sound of the sea in my home. Today I will turn off the television. Today I will turn off social media. I will ignore the voices in my head saying we have so much to do.
We will maybe spend a day listening for the sea. Listening for a opportunity to rest today. We don’t need to wait until Sunday to rest. We can find rest today. Put some music on and have a dance party. Play a game on the floor and make a huge mess with the cushions from the couch.
Lord, let me not forget the sea.
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