Undoubtedly, each of us has heard at one time or another that God is love (1 John 4:16). It is one of the key certainties that we have learned about who our Heavenly Father is and what His nature entails. Because of that truth, we can rest in the fact that our creator IS love and we can then view all of life’s situations and circumstances through that lens to make sure that we keep a proper view. Among many other benefits, that gives us assurance that God is not the source of the difficult obstacles in our life. Knowing that God is love enables the believer to live confidently in the middle of an uncertain world.
There are not many places that I would rather be for a relaxing day, than at the beach. It is so wonderful to be able to sit in a comfortable lounge chair with your toes dangling in the sand and listen as the soothing sounds of the tide virtually wash away every ounce of life’s stress with each and every wave. Even though there are plenty of other good ways to unwind, I guess this would be my top choice. It has been said that your worst day at the beach is better than your best day stuck at the office. Perhaps the thing that I like best about the beach is that it is totally out there in the open. The peaceful sunlight seems to burn away all fear of the unknown. When you are at the beach, it is actually difficult to think about the trouble that awaits you back in the “daily grind” of life. In fact, you have to close your eyes and concentrate really hard to forget the peacefulness of the beach and mentally place yourself back into the difficulty of life’s demands. Beaches are truly one of God’s gifts of TRANQUILITY to man.