Today was a day for solace, and I found my solace amidst loud shrieking children who were all having a great time running in and out of the waves. The laughter of small children is something I haven't been around in a while, it was wonderful! The beach was PACKED.
Many young students had driven to the beach for spring break as well. It was obvious that I was either not at the family friendly beach or they were not at the Belle Glades (the partying beach in Fernandina Beach where I grew up).
The sounds (words) coming out of their mouths didn't bring the same delight as the innocent little children. I wasn't offended, as I am not offended by curse words. I didn't really like what I heard, didn't want to be a party to it, but I wasn't offended by it. I know that their actions were sinful, so are some of my actions -some I am aware of, some I am not. I bet it is the same way with them, some things they recognize as "wrong" or sinful, and somethings they don't yet recognize. I pray that someone in their life is able to LIVE OUT Jesus to them in a real tangible way.
Crab Island was not terribly busy today, but just you wait! In a month or so from now this area will be crawling with people, boats, jet ski's, floating amusement toys etc.