ON THE BEACH?

One can find the most unusual things on a beach! Recently a lady in Bermuda found a bottle with a message in it.

She was a photographer doing her “thing”. The bottle had been out there making its way across the Atlantic, over to Europe, down the coast of Africa, across the Atlantic again and finally wrapped in some sea-weed on the rocky shore of Bermuda.

Our grand-daughter, who lives on the shore line in Washington State, was so excited, an elephant seal, was on the beach where she worked. Because she is involved in “Marine Life” she was on her way to take a picture, which she acquired by using her camera and binoculars.

On the beach: the routine of bathers, sand-castles, sea-weed, jelly-fish, sea shells, foot-prints of every size, and those taking a nap, intending to get a “tan” and ending up burnt.

The Apostle Paul, on one of his voyages ended up at Tyre, because that was where they were to unload their cargo. They remained there for seven days, and during that time, Paul had looked up a group of disciples. Together they had a most enjoyable time of fellowship. Paul was headed for Jerusalem, and this group kept telling him not to go because they sensed that the Spirit of God was giving them insight that he would experience once there.

Paul answered them, “What are you doing weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”(Acts 21:13) When they could not persuade him, they remained silent.

After their time together, and they were ready to leave, it is recorded: “When our days there were ended we left and started our journey, while they all, with wives and children, escorted us until we were out of the city. After kneeling down on the beach and praying, we said farewell to one another.” (Acts 21:5)

There it was; something different than a beach-party… a beach prayer meeting. Have you ever been to one of those? – Men, Women, Children having a prayer meeting on the Beach. I wonder how the general public would re-act. My home church always has the baptismal services at the beach. An excellent testimony!

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