A Grateful Heart
I sat watching the sunrise over the water with a grateful heart
The worries of the last year slowly melting away
As I trickled the grains of sand through my fingers
My strength felt renewed
And my spirit was refreshed
Something draws me to the beach
I don’t know why
Maybe its the sound of the waves slowly lapping up onto the sand
Like a calming rhythm
That soothes me
As I listen to the waves
My grateful heart is ready to begin again
The beach restores my soul
And gives me the space to recover
I don’t want this moment to end
My grateful heart feels abundantly blessed
Here is the beach I was sitting on
I took this photo while in Cairns, just last week
Which is located in Northern Queensland, Australia
And guess what?
My husband’s parents paid for every one!
I’m not kidding
Un – believe – able…
We were absolutely
I do have the best inlaws – EVER!
As we looked out over our balcony of our 5 star accommodation
Which overlooked this beautiful beach, (by the way)
My soul sang
And as we watched the moon rise above the horizon one evening
Its reflection shimmering and shining like a thousand diamonds over the ocean
I thanked God
Over and over again
For His blessing
As I sat watching His creation
In its full splendour
With a grateful heart
I stood in awe and read this;
‘Call Him good, my soul, and praise the Eternal.
I am here to declare my affection for You,
You are indeed great –
You who are wrapped in glory and dressed in greatness.
For covering, You choose light- Your clothes,
Sunset and moonrise.
For a tent, You stretch out the heavens;
For Your roof, You pitch the sky.
Your upper chamber is built on beams
That lie in the waters overhead,
And the clouds, Your chariot;
You are held aloft by the wind.
You make Your messengers like the winds;
The breeze whispers Your words,
Your servants are like the fire and flame.’
How can people deny God’s very existence?
When there is so much of His beautiful creation that surrounds us?
The Butterfly Sanctuary we visited
God’s creation was fluttering all around us
Or the Great Barrier Reef we snorkelled in
Seeing beautiful fish and a turtle swimming around us
Such creativity in the colours of those fish!
A grateful heart
Is what I hold
Because our holiday
Paid in full
We didn’t do anything to deserve it
It happened because we are family
And we are greatly loved
And that’s what the God of all creation did for you, my friend
He sent His Son
To die in your place
Paid in full
Because He wants you to become part of His family
He loves you more than you know
And when you discover that Truth
Your soul will be renewed
Your spirit will will be refreshed
And like me, you will hold a grateful heart