Friday, August 19, 2016

The Lord's Handiwork

I went kayaking on a section of Lake Wylie I have never explored, launching from the condo site that we hope to downsize to if all goes as planned selling our house. It is a very large open section of the lake and I was completely alone. Not a soul in sight. No one out on their balconies in the homes along the lake, no one dipping in the cool water, no one on a boat except me.

What is wrong with people? All this spectacular beauty and no one is out enjoying it! Maybe everyone is working to afford these incredible lake mansions. I loved the one behind me in the photo. It has three wood crosses just under the roofline. As I kayaked by, those three crosses evoked thoughts of Calvary, Jesus dying on the cross, and the thief crucified beside Him who with one sentence of faith is in Paradise with Jesus. The other man crucified on Jesus' other side made no such statement and presumably is eternally Hell-bound. Everywhere I go, God beckons me with the simple truth of the Gospel.

Lest you think I was not working, I was very hard at work. My doctors all tell me that an optimistic outlook is crucial in my healing from breast cancer. Reducing stress and exercise are also key. So I am very busy working on healing just like the doctor ordered.

And, I was wearing my new creation  for women undergoing radiation for breast cancer like me. The sun is NOT our I made this Son-Cape out of a t-shirt. (See yesterday's blog for details.)

And more importantly, God made this beautiful world for me! It is a sacrilege not to be out in His glorious creation, filling my eyes with the beauty of the Lord's handiwork.

Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.