Today I’m saving my life. Today, I stepped over the bounds of legality, walked across a vacant lot, and sat on the forbidden beach above the tide line.
Others have been here. I see their footprints. I believe they feel the same as I. Fifteen minutes in the presence of such beauty restored my soul. Nature is where I feel God’s presence the most, and I especially feel it at the beach. I felt it along the shores of Lake Michigan as a teenager. Today I needed to feel it along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. I needed to feel close to God so I could pray for my family, my neighbors, my country, and my world. Being denied this beauty, feels like being denied God’s presence.
I refuse to be a victim of the evils of this material world. I believe God gave us dominion over everything material, including illness in every form. I believe health is more contagious than illness. I believe Love is more contagious than hate. I believe joy is more contagious than sadness. And, I believe peace is more contagious than fear and panic. Today, I am the resistance.
Suzy Schwark said:
Beautifully put – am heading to Lake Michigan tomorrow to do just that. I’ll walk some steps for you. Blessings my friend. Your rebellious friend in arms.
Thank you Suzy! Keep up the good thoughts. xxoo