Today has been a day of fun in the sun with my grandson (did I say fun?). I had forgotten how hard it was to walk in sugary white sand that you sink into up to your ankles while trying to keep your rubber flip-flops from suctioning down into the depths. I kept losing my balance, looking inebriated, trying to get to the harder sand at the edge of the water where I promptly got a wet bottom making it look as if I didn’t make it to the bathroom on time while hanging onto Gabriel’s arm. I made a little video and commented that I thought that he and I looked like the Odd couple with me as an old cougar with this young man (man? He’s fifteen).
I was again reminded of Psalm 8, which I mentioned one other night this week, “I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous, your handmade sky-jewelry, Moon and stars mounted in their settings. Then I look at my micro-self and wonder, Why do you bother with us? Why take a second look our way?”
We walked out on the City Pier, which goes out into the ocean fifteen hundred feet and gives you a wonderful view of great schools of fish, a dolphin happily playing and helping himself to some of the fish in the school, a big, pink jellyfish, and a sea turtle. The sky was glorious and looking over my shoulder I could see the shadow of the moon, which is now shining brightly in the night sky along with the stars David described as jewelry. I stood at the end of that pier and thanked God for ever taking the time to hear me and answer my prayers. When I pray I always feel a little foolish knowing the enormity of problems of others, but then I remember that the Bible tells us that He knows when a sparrow falls from its nest and knows the number of hair on my head, which changes daily, so I know that He is concerned with each of us as individuals no matter how serious our neighbor’s problems are, that makes me feel a little bit special!
So I am going to bed now with the blinds open so I can see the moon and listen to the rhythm of the ocean as it rolls upon the sand I so unsuccessfully walked in today, so goodnight moon, goodnight sand and goodnight ya’ll!