Beaches and People

The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein. For He has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the waters. Ps 24:1-2

Today’s devotion comes to you from Sea Grove Beach, Florida.

Honestly, I almost feel guilty being here. The beauty of the water is something everyone should see. It is clear at the edge of the white, powdery sand beach and goes from turquoise to aquamarine to the deepest darkest blue I have ever seen.
Yes, everyone should see it but not everyone will.

I know people that will never venture from their little hometown. Or perhaps the only beach they will ever see are those on the Texas coast, much like me for several years.
The Texas beach is a brownish-gray to match the water. Seaweed often washes up on shore and the smell of refineries can permeate the air at times.
Oil can often seep up through the sand from a ruptured pipe or a spill. Mind you, that doesn’t happen all the time but I have stepped on a tar ball, a time or two, and had a black gooey mess on the bottom of my foot the rest of the day.

Yet, our Father created Galveston as much as He created Sea Grove.

People are like beaches – Father created them all. Some are nice and pristine like the sand in Florida. Other people can be dark and smelly like the beach in Texas.
However, God loves all those who dwell therein. More so! He gave His Son for the people, not the beach.
So it would benefit every Christian to visit more people, whether pristine or smelly, and share Jesus with them.

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