Catching The Next Wave 

A couple of weeks ago, I posted this video on Facebook with the caption, "Does it ever get old?  Does anyone ever want to go home?"

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I loved the responses from everyone which could basically be summed up as "No and Never!"  One person even said that they cried when they left the beach, which is exactly how I always feel.

I have a feeling that is how the apostles felt in Mark 6 right after Jesus said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”  They had gathered together to share all the work that they had been doing and they had not eaten, so Jesus encouraged them to take a break and get away to a solitary place for alone time with Him.

But no sooner had they gotten away, they found themselves right back in the midst of a crowd who had recognized and followed them.  It was at this time that Jesus, rather than shooing away the crowd for this "quiet" time of renewal, told the disciples to feed the 5,000 in the crowd.  

As I thought about this story, while gazing at the sea, it made me realize that as much as I want to prolong my "quiet" time of refreshment in solitary, beautiful places, like the ocean or mountains, or lake, etc., as much as I don't want to go home to the "real" world of feeding the crowds, that it is o.k. because there will always be another miracle right around the corner. 

Or in terms of the ocean, because of God's omnipotence, 


And here are just a FEW of the waves I have caught since I have left the beach!




I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall.  I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.  Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:

 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  Lamentations 3

Don't be discouraged when your time of renewal is over


The tide, it never runs out

And if your time has come for a lot of work to be done, check out All You Can Do Is Enough for a visual story to inspire you to conquer your to do list with glee!

© margaret young