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
Hi sis, just opened my WP app on my Gadget and saw your beautiful photo. I will ask your permission to use it later for my post. 🙂 I really love your photo..oh, by the way please send my warm regards to your mom. Thank you. Have a blessed day sis.
Thank you Karina. Yes, use the photo however you like. 😊
Beautiful…all I can think about when I look at your lovely photo, is a place of total peace and repose that is only possible with our Lord Jesus. Thank you so much for sharing. I, too, love the ocean. I feel as though I was there with you:-)
Thank you so much. I am so glad it brought you such a blessing. I pray that my photos will do so for others!
Thanks very much! Blessings
…and it could be THIS day!
I love how you captured the bird in flight. What a blessing to spend a weekend on the beach with someone you love.
Thanks Rene. It was very nice.
Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful, Sue!!! I LOVE THE BEACH TOO!!!!!!!
The peace you felt and the contentment comes through the picture. I get that feeling in the woods … that peace of God … the rest of soul… THANKS for sharing the beautiful poem as well. Bless you!
Thank you, Heidi. I always feel like you take us with you on your walks, by how you share what you see in photos. blessings back
This picture is a keeper.