Today Hubby & I decided to drive down to Santa Cruz then drive up the coast. My heart was heavy as we started the day. My cousin Jonna's husband Larry was coming to the end of his battle with cancer. Larry always amazed me with his faith & determination not to let the cancer get to him. He always smiled & was confident God would see them through this. I was really struggling with enjoying the day. As we started our drive up the coast line, I got the call that Larry's battle was over & he was no longer suffering but instead in Heaven. My heart ached for my cousin Jonna.
I tried not to cry as we drove. We rounded the corner & caught glimpse of a magnificent little beach. We immediately stopped. Somehow, the beauty of God's creation soothed my soul.
As our day progressed & we continued driving up the coast, God kept providing me with more & more scenes to remind me of His love & protection.
The beach can be so peaceful, yet...
Through it all, God is waiting to shine His love down on us & reflect His glory through our lives just like the sun reflects off the water.
It was a beautiful day filled with emotion.