Oh that would be great, to be at the sea! My friend, Dan, recently posted that seeing a plane fly overhead made him sad. This pandemic is getting to those of us who are trying to stay well by staying close to home.
Pondering better days, I found this poem from 1997. I was absolutely and totally exhausted after our daughter’s wedding. She was our first child and this was our first family wedding. Bob promised to take me to the beach and here is the result of my time on the beach with my Lord. I hope it helps transport you to a place of no pandemic!
At the Sea © 1997 Molly Lin Dutina Distant silver horizon Birthed by Your Light Breaks through leaden skies Enlightens slate-colored seas Calls me to You Closer to You Given over to You Nothing withheld. And I yield to You To lie in Your arms Imbibing Holy Breath Entire being - renewed. Your sparkling glow Moves rapidly across the expanse of water To here and now You surround me Uphold me Indwell me Live through me. How could I ever hesitate Preferring dim to illumined? You enlighten me Flaws, shortcomings, Weaknesses, strengths and all. Fact: You love me. Fact: You desire me You declare I am Yours. Like sudden deep piles of shells Buried, unseen yesterday Revealed today by the powerful tide Your Kingdom unfolds before me and Yes, Lord, I yield Knowing You go with me And will arrive ahead of me You have my life in Your nail-scarred hands. Abiding under Your wing Your Light fills the throne room And I must close my eyes To bear Your brightness O, All-Powerful Lord, I refuse to doubt Your methods Your holy mercy endures As You bathe me In Your everlasting Love. Come my King O Light Eternal Bring forth the treasure You have hidden within me As I embrace Your will Illumine me.