I was on the beach early in the morning a couple of weeks ago when one of those Florida showers turned up. You know the sort,

it poured. Everyone got very wet. What fascinates me about us human beings, is our first instinct to run back to our cars and go home. I watched people hurry and scurry and decided just to stay put. I drew my beach blanket over my head and watched the big drops hitting the still pieces of water in the beaches dips. The ocean carried on unabashed.

God rested on the seventh day. At the end of the sixth day, according to the Bible epic, God saw that it was good, the task completed, and God rested on the seventh day. This pattern is one which forms and shapes the people of God. Often, running into the rain gets you wetter than standing still. Life can be like that too. We run frantically trying to avoid losing. We forget that we are losing ourselves in the hurry.

Stop and marvel at the immensity of our God who persists and loves and grows in us.  Stop and notice the wonder of creation. Stop and allow that you, child of the Creator, are very good. When our instinct is to run to safety which we have created for ourselves, we might do well to remember that a bit of rain never hurt anyone and running on slippery surface often leads to a fall.

Psalm 124 says; “Our help is in the name of the Lord, who has made heaven and earth..” Not in trying to preserve and protect from our own places of apparent convenience.