It’s March. For some reason, it’s eighty degrees where I am. I’m peering wide-eyed into the future, trying to plan some things out, but really, we have no idea what the future is going to hold (sort of cool and sort of frustrating at times). I’m a bit o v e r w h e l m e d by the possibilities, all the things I want to do, all the things I need to do, and how very little time there seems to be to get everything done. You know, typical weekday afternoon thoughts.
But I went for a walk on the beach (best place in the world to think/talk), and found several sand dollars. The tide was out, so you could find them with the only casualty being the warmth of your feet. I haven’t found one in nearly a year, and looking at some made me think about a poem I read in sixth grade.
The legend of the sand dollar.
Isn’t that a beautiful little reminder? To think God made something like that to remind of us His Son’s birth and sacrifice!
That made me think of how many little reminders God leaves us to tell us, “hey, it’s okay. I’ve got this.”
He’s holding all our dreams and deadlines in His hands. He’s holding us in His hands, even when we’re stressed out or just so tired we forget how to rest. And He’s telling us He’s got everything under control.
What other reminders does He leave us in our everyday lives?
He gave us the rainbow to remind us that never again will He flood the world like He did.
He gave us a day, a Sabbath, every week to rest and worship Him with others.
He gave us His Word, the Bible, an entire book to tell us how to know, love, and serve Him.
And, one of my favorites, He left the cross empty to remind us of His victory over sin and death.
Thinking about all that, all God has given us and how He’s in control of our entire lives, it’s just amazing. It makes me want to lay down and rest forever in His Presence, be reassured that everything is going to be alright.
I think we need more reminders like that, just little things in the middle of our busy lives that tell us that God has got this. He’s got us.
Wear a cross. Look for rainbows. Take a day of rest.
Or keep a sand dollar in your pocket and think of a pretty little legend….
I’d like to give a shout out to Julia and Marrok for convincing me on Instagram to do this post. Thank you so much! I wrote this post as a true panster, but I’m so glad I did. I really needed it xD #handofGod even in the little things like that. (get it? little things, little reminders…yes, I’m great at telling jokes XP )
I hope you guys got a little reminder of God’s glory here. Next week, I’ll be giving the full low-down on what’s going on with my writing
and maybe even some snippets.
Have you heard the legend of the sand dollar? Have you ever found one? What sort of reminders has God left for you?