Celebrating life

This is the day that the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it

(Psalm 118:24)

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Sometimes you just gotta get away.

This morning I woke up earlier than usual. Not having any specific plan for the day except for studying, I decided I would pack fruits, a bottle of water, and put on my swimsuit. I jumped in my car and drove for what seemed forever. An hour and some minutes later I didn’t know what my exact current location was, so I stopped at the nearest gas station to ask for directions.

I asked the lady at the store about the whereabouts of my final destination. She looked at me and didn’t know what to tell me. So I asked her, “Where’s Metro Country Club?” I figured that if I could find that, I’d be alright. And then she said it was about 700 meters away.

So I jumped back in my car and drove. She was right. Metro Country Club was there…but everything I could see what the rear entrance. Now I knew I was lost.

So I kept driving. Fifteen minutes later, I had reached my destination: the beach.

Lonely beach on a beautiful day.

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I was just happy I could finally spend some time in the Word with Jesus.

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The sound of the crashing waves, the sun kissing my skin, and the wind embracing me while I sat on the white sand…

Yes, it was a gorgeous day.

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While I was walking back to my car, I found this hunk walking trotting on the beach– life jacket and all 😀 Soooo cute!!

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Today I’m thankful not only because I have a car, for the ability to drive, the amazing gift of living on a beautiful island, and the opportunity to get away. I celebrate  Jesus because even though He was rejected by men (and by me), He has become the cornerstone of my salvation. “This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes” (Mark 12:10-11; Psalm 118:22). Jesus went to Gethsemane and prayed three times, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will”. The Father knew there was no other way for us to be saved…so I want to thank Jesus for laying down His life for me. Today I celebrate that all things are possible for God, and through Jesus’ sacrifice now I’m free.  I’m alive. God’s plan is always better. (Yes, Katherine…ALWAYS!) ALL things are possible for God!

And… as if I didn’t have enough to be thankful for today…

An added bonus: today I met my new baby brother!

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Yes, this is the Lord’s doing. Let’s rejoice and be glad in Him.

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