Of Rough Seas and Golden Sand

“Polishing the Edges,” © 2016 Lynn Abbott 

© 2016 Lynn Abbott

Soft silky, golden sand between toes and crystal, aquamarine waters on the horizon –honeymooners and holiday seekers alike dream of paradise.

Dad, on the other hand, had a knack for demystifying and deconstructing any such romantic notions I wished to entertain. A geologist-oceanographer, he never lost opportunity to instruct his two children in physical science.

For this reason, from an early age, I became well acquainted with the push and pull of surf upon shore.

Pounding waves, over time, chip away at rocky coastlines, rearranging and leaving behind the makings of summertime sandcastles… the sea’s pixie dust that shapes my most fantastic dreams.

Of course, each life journey includes rough waters of its own. And the deep pounds and washes over even the most stalwart of hearts. At such moments, it’s a struggle to surface for air.

Whatever you do, hang on.Polishing the Edges, copyright 2014, L. Abbott with watermark

There’s infinite hope in this: the Master rides the untamed seas, (Matthew 14:22-33).  Despite the thunder and headwinds you may face today, He will not allow this storm to overcome you, (Psalm 107:28-30).

Recognizing that any new creation takes time, wait for Him. After all, in the hands of our loving Abba, that very fierce surf will reshape, rearrange and renew.

Yes, beyond rough seas is golden sand. And it’s worth it. Oh, so worth it.

“…We went through fire and through water; Yet You did bring us out into a place of abundance.”~Psalm 66:12

“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD” ~Psalm 27:13-14