Marco Island is a beautiful town 4 hours south of Orlando, & I was told that it is a paradise on earth. I like seeking out “paradise” on earth because God’s magnificence is revealed through breath-taking landscapes. Being adventurous souls, my best friend and I hopped in the car and made a quick drive down the coast to see what all the hype was about. Two adventurous souls on the road without an agenda. What more could you ask for on a trip?
And indeed, it was paradise on earth. The scenery was beautiful, and there were unlimited sea shells to be picked up. The pier was one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. The beach was shining like crystals and the water was clear. It was like a dream.
We saw almost every type of sea shell there is. My friend squealed and ran around picking up shells for hours. We gathered up all our shells and thought of what we could make out of them.
We walked around the little shops,
and I ate one of the best fish tacos I’ve had in my life. (Shout out to my bestie for driving me out of the way because she knows how much I love them & shoutout to Jesus for creating such a beautiful food).
The companionship of this trip was well needed. Going through life with a dauntless adventurer is so healthy. God calls us to find these partners in life.
At the end of the first night we watched the sun go down at the Naples pier.
If there is one thing I gained from this view, it was this realization: you may think God is limited, but He is not. And with His power, neither are you. So don’t limit yourself, and don’t let others limit you. You are worthy of accomplishing so much more.
This was our sunset that night: an impeccable halo kissing the ocean. The remarkable thing is that it’s kissing the ocean from where I stand, but it is only continuing on to bring life to another day on the other side of the earth. The rays of the sun are so powerful that they dance across the waves and almost reach you. In the midst of creation and the universe, God wants to reach out to you and include you in His glory.
Here is the life-changing aspect of this scenario: God is the force behind the movement of this sun; He is the artist behind the movement of these clouds. And if He can orchestrate this with little effort, imagine the power He has in your life. We do not question God’s ability to set the sun and create another day for us, or to keep the planets in orbit. So why do we worry about Him arranging the obstacles that orbit our lives? He is in control. Have peace and know that He is good.
“The heavens proclaim the glory of God; the skies display his craftsmanship.” Psalm 19:1