DaLee Kicker
The beach is God’s most wonderful work.  I see HIS majesty in the vastness of the multi colors of the oceans, His strength in the pattern of the crashing waves, His creativity is shown in the array of shells, sand dollars, plants and animals that live in the ocean. 

The beach, any beach is my happy place. 

On a recent trip to a new beach on the east coast of Florida, while walking along the shoreline a cluster of large rocks that had been carved into a portion of the beach area appeared.   Being adventuresome, I climbed over the rocks to get to the water side where small caves had formed.  Standing still watching the water calmly dance around my ankles, the shells playfully tumble over my feet and listening to the sound of the waves was so calming and peaceful. 

Then in the blink of an eye, a storm rolls in, the sky darkens, the waves get rougher.

Our lives can follow a similar pattern.  One minute, all is calm in our world, we can see the shells, the water is crystal clear.  And the next, a storm is brewing, the air changes, and we can no longer see our feet, but we can feel the scraping of the shells on our ankles and the water splashing higher on our legs as it becomes more difficult to even stand.

An event occurs and turns our life upside down!  We are tossed about, our feet can barely touch the ground, water, sand and shells are crashing around us and there is nothing to hold onto, except Jesus.  Jesus is our anchor!  Hebrews 6: 19-20 gives us an assurance that Jesus is our steadfast hope.  19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. [1]

Thank you Jesus for being my anchor when my life is out of control and I am being tossed about by the waves of life’s circumstances.

[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Heb 6:19–20). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.



11/08/2016 12:07am

I totally agree with you! One of the most wonderful creations of God is the beach. It is a gift He has given us for us to enjoy. Beaches and oceans are arguably the most important resources we have. Anyway, I love your comparison between life and the ocean. You have pretty good metaphors. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Keep blogging!

12/02/2016 5:36am

Hmm, that's pretty interesting. I should think about this person.

12/20/2016 5:00am

My family is my anchor! What does your family means to you?

02/07/2017 4:43pm

I totally agree that the beach is God’s most wonderful work. It is very peaceful and full of nature. This is my favorite place to go. The beach is like refuge to me. There is so much surrounding to take in. The sand is delightfully warm and the rays of the sun beat down like a cascading waterfall of heat. It's like a safe haven. I love how nature and humans go along together in harmony.


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    DaLee J Kicker

    So many things define me... married to the love of my life for 32 years, mom to 5 plus one (a son-in-love), a bible study teacher, a full time professional, and now a published Author.

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