Sunday, July 8, 2012


Sunset on Lake Erie
I was blessed to be at Lake Erie watching the sun set Friday night.  What a beautiful - peaceful ending to another blistering hot day.

I LOVE the tranquility of water.  It's beautiful surface hides what's beneath allowing us to detached from responsibility easily.  In some cases it can hide horrible things such as the remnants of war or sunken ships.  It can also hide treasure and amazingly beautiful creatures!

The only other thing I can think of that hypnotizes me the way water does is fire.

Consider that.

They are complete opposites but produce the same relaxing affect on us.

I can sit for hours on a beach.

I can sit for hours in front of a campfire. 

What does a fire hide?  Unlike water fire is pretty much what you see.  If a house fire is caught in time there may be personal items still not destroyed, but if left to burn nothing remains. Fire begins and eventually goes away left on its own.

Water extinguished fire if the right quantity is available, so does that make it the most powerful of the two?  Fire or heat does have the ability to evaporate water, drought has the ability to dry up water supplies so is heat the most powerful?

Fire is associated with hell but Christ is called the living water - maybe that's what draws me to water so much.  Almost a spiritual reminder of my dependance on Christ and the calming power He has in my life. 

I am thankful for this time He has given me to enjoy His glorious creation!

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