Sandy beaches and sunshine free us to enjoy God's beauty.

Sandy beaches and sunshine free us to enjoy God's beauty.

One aspect of travel that I love is seeing the unexpected. On a recent trip to Treasure Island, a couple practiced yoga on the sandy white beach. The impromptu performance made me smile.

Strolling along the shoreline, I saw people fishing, making sandcastles, swimming, sunning, and collecting shells. With friendly smiles, we greeted each other.

“Here for a little beach therapy?” one gentleman asked as we crossed paths.

As the waves hummed a song of their own and rays of sunshine played tag across the water, I felt peaceful.

No need to rush or do. Being in the moment and inhaling salty spray refreshed.

A flock of Royal Terns paraded around, with pairs raising the black combs on their heads like beachside Goths as they danced around each other.

A father held the hand of his elementary-age son, and their feet splashed in the tide. Swimmers braved the cold surf and bobbed above the aquamarine line.

One lady stooped to retrieve a scallop tangled up in brownish green kelp. “I have shelves full of shells,” she said, opening her palm to reveal treasures. “But there is always another beautiful one to save.”

So can we treasure the beauty of God's nature that surrounds us.

Today’s Bible verse:

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living,” (Psalm 27:13 NIV).


A musical video devotion of beach scenes is available at