I’ve been going through some big changes lately. Maybe I’m always going through changes. I guess God doesn’t want me to remain the same. It’s at times like these that I need to take note of certain Bible verses, trusting God to come through for me.
Last week, Monday morning, I was feeling a little uneasy, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but I just felt that God was telling me to take off somewhere and find some space, just for a while. Now I’m blessed to live near the mountains and the sea, and I was going to take a drive inland to the mountains but something pulled me to the beach that day.
On the Beach
I parked the car, crossed the road and walked onto the sandy shore. It wasn’t a bad day for February, cloudy but not really cold, and the waves were just gently rolling in, I was the only person around and there was a sense of peace I’d been missing lately.
I hadn’t walked far, I was kind of chatting to the Lord and enjoying the beauty. I kind of knew God had something on His heart for me that morning and I didn’t want to miss it. And as I walked I noticed a seagull up ahead on the shoreline.
As I passed by, the gull ignored me. He had just caught a small fish and was content to eat it right there and then. So I walked on and turned back. The gull had already finished his snack and was bobbing around on the surf, happy as anything. I watched. “Are you trying to show me something, Lord?” I asked.
Immediately the words of Jesus came to me from Matthew 6:26
“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”
I stood and looked, and considered that bird of the air. There he was, in his element. The creator had made him to be a gull, to fly and soar and glide, pluck fish from the sea, and bob around on the waves. I was seeing a created living thing, living it’s life the way he was made to. It wasn’t a chore for that gull to catch a fish, he was made that way.
“So you’re going to take care of things, Lord?”
When I arrived back home I told my wife about the gull. I wanted to remember it before it got lost in the day, and hold onto those bible verses.
Use those talents
Later we met up with a friend for coffee. My wife had mentioned to her that I was working on websites and she was interested. I thought I was going to tell her about my Online Marketing site, she was more interested in whether or not I could produce budget websites for her customers. I came away a little amazed, to say the least. In the car I shot a glance sideways to my wife. “That was a bit like plucking fish from the sea, wasn’t it” I said.
“Yes.” was all she said. She seemed to get the message far quicker than I did. We make a good team.