The Moore American

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September 18, 2013

God follows you everywhere

MOORE — We were fortunate to go on vacation this past week. From the moment our feet touched the white sand of the Emerald Coast, we instantly relaxed.

The waves beckoned us. It was almost as if they were begging us to forget about everything from this point on and enjoy God’s beauty, easy to do in this glorious haven. 

The first night we watched the most beautiful sunset as it transformed both sky and water with its vibrant colors. Long after the sun had gone down, many of us just sat on the beach, enjoying every last burst of pink until darkness fell.

In the early morning hours as we sat on our balcony we watched dolphins play in the water, bringing just a touch of enchantment to an already idyllic scene.

On our last night there we at dinner at one of the many restaurants on the beach and watched the sunset as we ate the best seafood in town. When we got back to our hotel, my husband suggested a walk on the beach. “The moon is perfect,” he said.

Sure enough, the moon shone on the ocean like a beam of light from the sky.  Absolutely beautiful. With the soft waves rolling to the shore as we walked, we were surrounded with peace.

Then we noticed something. As we walked, the moon seemed to follow us. It didn’t matter which direction we went:, the moon was right there with us, following us as we took each step and it was the same for every other couple walking on the beach — the moon followed them.

That’s just how it is with God. No matter where we go, God is with us. No matter which direction we turn, He is always there. Watching, protecting, leading and guiding us. 

Beautiful oceans, glorious sunsets, radiant moonlight and the peace and promise that God is always with us. It doesn’t get much better than this.

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