Tonight at our Church Service, I Gave the Message
Aaaahhh, a sunrise at Lighthouse Beach in Chatham. How can you not want to get up for something like this? Easily. Some days I don't. But I know when I do, I am always amazed. There's something about seeing that sun begin to peak over the horizon, that takes my breath away. I can't wait to get back here, and try to get up for at least one while there. It's not always an easy task, but someone's gotta do it!
I had some hope today with a phone call/conversation with another photographer who I hadn't talked with in quite a while. The conversation went nothing like I had anticipated, in a great way. I do believe this is part of an answer to a prayer, and I may be stepping it up a bit soon. He is someone who will help me through all this and get me going, like a mentor. I'm so grateful.
Tonight, Bella & I had the privilege of giving the message at our service. She got to sit with her Grammie while I was up front. I spoke on Psalm 124, which is a Psalm of Help. Through these services, the messages are basically a reflection, so I talked a bit about the Psalm, and how the Psalms in general, are basically poems and songs, and can help us with words for God, when we just don't have them. They are beautiful and so poetic. Being it's a Psalm of Help, sometimes all we can do is cry, "Help me". God never leaves us. He never leaves us as orphans, even when the world tries to suck us up. I also talked a bit about how so much of our life is dictated by fear, when in reality, God is right with us. What are we afraid of? Anger, worry, all those kinds of emotions are truly fear-based, and can drive our lives.
Remember- we are passing through this world.. we just have to do some work while here. We will have trials, sorrows, heartache, etc, while here, but in the end, Christ overcame it all. There is where I find some of my comfort. Right there. We're just passing through, and Christ already overcame all of this. I just wish He'd come back, already, and end so much of this worldly pain. But don't forget- there's a ton of good, and a ton of beauty out there, too!
Sunrise at Lighthouse Beach. Please contact me for prints or for use of the photo. Feel free to share, and may you find peace in knowing you are loved more than you can imagine.