I absolutely love meditating at the beach. With the perfect “blue space” backdrop – sand in my toes, sun set in the sky – the lull of the waves marks an expanse of time and soothes my very soul.
One of my all-time favorite reads is John Eldridge’s Beautiful Outlaw. I read it every year to remind myself of all the facets of Jesus’ personality and character and all the ways he is revealed in my every day walk.
I hope you enjoy this excerpt, the inspiration for my use of “sending out waves of love to you all” and that it transports you to a place where you can settle in, soak in his presence and dream a little.
“I am sitting on the beach this evening, watching the swells roll in toward me. Each wave builds as it approaches, ascending, taking shape, deep greens below sweeping upward into translucent aquamarine. A sculpture in motion, curling forth like shavings from a jade carving. The sheer elegance is enough to take my breath away. The wave I’m fixed upon crashes to the sand like a work of art toppling from its pedestal, but before I can feel the loss another is rushing to take its place, sweeping upward, forward, utterly mesmerizing beauty. Then comes another, then another, and another, in an unending processional. All things were made through him, comes to mind, and without him, nothing has been made that has been made. What are the waves telling us about Jesus?”
What does Jesus want to say to you?