Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sitting by the Sea

When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.  Matthew 13:1

Spending these summer days sitting by the sea, sitting on the back porch watching the rain drip off the roof, purposefully sitting at the feet of Jesus.

Soon enough it will be time to get back to the busy routines of daily life; but for now ... I am content, waiting for the gift found in sitting at His feet.

From one of my favorite summer reads:

"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach--waiting for a gift from the sea."
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

What gifts have you discovered this summer?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, yes... love the sea and all of her gifts...
    and I also love Anne Morrow Lindbergh's book, Gifts From the Sea...We are nearing the end of the Oyster Shell phase of our marriage... looking forward to the Argonaut! :) Happy resting Catherine! Deb


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