waves and ripples

“A singular disadvantage of the sea lies in the fact that after successfully surmounting one wave you discover that there is another behind it just as important and just as nervously anxious to do something effective in the way of swamping boats.”
Stephen Crane

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(Santa Rosa Beach, FL / Julie Cook / 2016)

In the blink of an eye, a seemingly glasslike sea,
rippling and lapping gently against one’s boat,
can turn angry, vicious and deadly.

The calm and peace…
the solitude and the seamlessness of being one with the sea…
will change…
is changing…

Will you be ready?
Are you ready?
The winds have shifted…
The current has quickened..
And the storm is nigh…

This is what the Lord Almighty says:
“Look! Disaster is spreading
from nation to nation;
a mighty storm is rising
from the ends of the earth.”

Jeremiah 25:32

He caused the storm to be still,
So that the waves of the sea were hushed.
Psalm 107:29

4 comments on “waves and ripples

  1. Hi Julie! I love love love the beach. Thank you for this awesome picture and poem. xo Joanne

  2. Lynda says:

    Of all the beauty of God’s creation, it is the water and the sky that speak most deeply to my heart. I can sit and reflect on God as I look at the beautiful water meeting the sky in your photo. Blessings on your day Julie!

  3. I’m so ready to go to the beach again. I love to watch the running waves. I could sit and watch them for hours. 🙂 ❤

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