Soar with Me into places of rest
Sing with Me unto joyous celest’
Step with me into palaces blessed
Stay with Me unto eternity’s breadth
“Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.“
As followers of Christ, we can enter into His rest anytime and anywhere. However, we all have those times when we feel the need to get away from it all. From the pressures and responsibilities. My husband and I had a chance to do just that this past weekend, by spending time at the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
I have written before about how much I love the ocean. Walking beside it, and listening to the waves lapping against the shore, brings healing to my soul. This weekend was no exception.
As we were driving back home, I told my husband that I couldn’t remember a time that had felt so relaxing and enjoyable. It was a sweet trip filled with special moments of spending time together and of rest.
Since my camera and tripod were on my essentials pack list, I also spent time taking lots of photos. When done sorting, I hope to share many of them with you soon.
I captured the shot above on our last morning at the beach. As I viewed the sunrise and saw the seagull flying gracefully towards the horizon, I thought of how I long to just soar away from all the problems of this life and enter into my heavenly rest.
One glorious day, the Sun will rise in our eternal home and never set. Oh, for that day!
© Sue Nash/2014