I passed the shoreline today-
and the ocean wrenched my heart.
Somber teal and soft cornflower blues ebbing side by side.
I can’t remember if the kites were dipping and soaring-
or if there were any kites at all.
But the pavement just kept passing under my feet-
nudging my path away from that sight.
My eyes were transfixed, in awe of beauty commanding such power-
evoking feelings I
did not could not have expected from… water.
My reluctant eyes turn away to see fog creeping in like a cat padding in cool grass-
and a last ray from the fading sun bursts through a small crevice of mist in glory.
O Lord, if the world you created is this magnificent and wonderful-
my heart longs so much more for the day I may behold You!
For eternity, a length of time impossible to fathom-
possible only through the work of Christ on the cross.
A sacrifice costing all, yet freely given-
to all who believe, trust, and obey.
And even that, by grace.