Friday, April 14, 2017

The Sun's Rays

Sunset on the Gulf
My wife and I love to spend time at a jetty in Venice Florida right on the Gulf of Mexico. As you can see they have beautiful sunsets there! This is practically a daily experience seeing such beauty especially when there are some clouds in the sky that reflect the sun's rays.

We get there a little after 1 pm and enjoy the warmth of the sun with the breeze that blows off the water. It's such a peaceful location with no "boom boxes", party people and such. Just people who appreciate the beauty that God created.

There are times in life when you must take some time out and see what God has created. He created many things around the world just for us to enjoy yet we get so "busy" with life, we seldom enjoy these things. Sometimes it takes an event that "wakes us up" to see and experience life outside of our busy world. Remember that God did not make the world busy - we did!

There are many things in life that are right in front of us but we can't see the forest through the trees because of being blinded by life's situations. When the sun's rays are in front of you, you have a hard time seeing because of the intensity of the sun. Therefore, you put on a hat, sunglasses or even raise your hand up to block the sun. When you do that, you can obviously see what in front of you.

God shines His light all the time but it is not blinding yet many cannot see His beauty. As a police officer, I had to investigate crimes which required me to open my eyes to see evidence that might not be easily seen. If I didn't, I could miss valuable clues for evidence.

Take some time soon to look for God's beauty in this world. But to see His beauty, you must drop the world, put on His "Son" glasses, and view what many people never see. Jesus said He is the light of the world. Time is moving on and if you don't take time, time will take you!