We enjoyed spending time together, seeing the ocean and laughing a lot.
We have visited the coast several times before and every time we see something new. This time we saw whales! It was amazing!
We spotted grey whales near Boiler Bay and thankfully someone remembered the binoculars. It was so exciting I couldn't stop myself from bouncing up and down.
My dad reminded us that when we see God's wonderful creation we see His glory in it. I was reminded Psalm 19:1:
"The heavens declare the glory of god; and the firmament showeth his handiwork."
"Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof."
"Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein. Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills be joyful together.
"So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou has made to play therein."
I'm reminded that my God is so big. One word comes to mind: Majesty. God's majesty and power illustrated to us in His creation.
I remember learning a verse for a school program and reciting it every day. I would sort of say it in auto pilot, never really reflecting on it for long. However on the day of the program as I recited, it struck me. and I started to cry. Not because I was nervous, but overwhelmed because I was overwhelmed by the realization that God loved me. A sinner, nobody special, just a sinner saved by grace.
I still think of that verse when I look at the stars, when I see a waterfall or when we see whales at the coast.
"When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?"