From this beautiful tropical place in the Pacific, WITH PRAYER on the breeze I greet you. Breathe in His Peace!
Corona Virus has changed it here, as less visitors and MORE rising up of the young to fill in the gaps where key positions had been taken by beautiful overseas professionals, has a unique and naturally peaceful feeling. Even the closed shops does not take away from Intrinsic Island heart-beat. Even the wild-life – birds of all persuasions interact happily and the weather has been Gloriously warm and sunny.
Thank GOD for ALL Blessings. I felt to share an incident with you all which may help bring a smile to a face who understands.
We travelled on a catamaran (Island Cruise) to Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, on the day of our 50th ANNIVERSARY. I know i was both excited and very happy. It was like a dream
This beach can be GOOGLED. It is known for the whitest sand and its long stretch of pristine coastline. It is known for the ancient volcanic content in the blindingly beautiful whiteness which does not heat up the sand but allows comfortable barefoot walking even on the hottest day.
I was delighted. I walked with confidence slowly across the soft sand and then the harder sand and sank into the blue water. I lay back and the gentle waves lapped over me. The sky overhead was bluest blue with fluffy white clouds. I was very, very content,
This was fine until I wanted to get up again. Realization hit this old lady that like a beached whale I now was grounded.
I WAS UNABLE TO GET UP.
I could not get my feet stabilized. I had to push my way backwards up the beach.
David saw something was wrong and helped me find my footing. It was hard. I had become like a drowned weight. Bless him he kept persevering.
I look back on this moment where I felt such a hopeless git and thank God for His gentle reminder to each one of us, In this life we will have hassles and all the trials of daily living. It is not about us – this life is temporary
THANK God for His eternal Promise. ‘When I am weak….He is strong. MY GOLDEN LESSON i will take home is this………..We all at any age must learn to deal with life’s challanges with the certainty He is with us and let humour dominate our sense of self-failures etc..
i am continuing to learn
Have a great day!
Looks like you had a lovely holiday. Congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary. Enjoyed your writing.
What a beautiful paradise Faye. I am glad you and David had a blessed time. Even your wee lesson from Father God on the beach can be a blessed memory. God bless you both.
Spectacular views accompanied by spectacular memories…even those that lead you to giggle! (Often times THOSE are the best ones!) So glad David was nearby to lend you a stable hand. Continued blessings upon you both during this special time together!💕
THANK YOU to all. A BLESSED Time indeed we had. We are grateful as we return to our ‘normal’ life but with the richest of memories. Peace and Grace!