I just wanted to share something with you today. Today has two pretty special meanings to me and I am sure to a lot of us. Today is the day that The Lord sacrificed His life for us, so we can live eternally.
Today is also Earth Day, a day to celebrate this beautiful place that we call home that holds so much beauty and resources.
My dear friend Sandra from Frugal French Girl wrote this beautiful poem a couple years ago on her way back from a place where she and her hubby travel, a place that calls her home and her soul lives when she is not there, the Mayan Riveria and the Caribbean Ocean.
Photo: Frugal French Girl
I wrote this on our first trip back to Mexico in 2009. It's called "She beckons me home"
As I woke up this morning
In this beautiful place
I looked to my husband
And saw a smile on his face
A smile in his sleep
Means joy in his heart
I can't help but smile too
Feeling such love in my heart.
I quietly dressed
And grabbed the camera, eager to see
What beautiful things
She has to show me.
As I quietly leave our room by the sea
I can hear her soft voice
She is whispering to me
My feet hit warm sand
As I walk on Her shore
Everywhere I look
I see Her beauty and more
I watch the sun struggle
To peek through the clouds
The colors so rich & amazingly loud.
Never have I seen a more beautiful sight,
all painted for me, in colors so bright.
I sit here alone, in this moment in time
Knowing that all this is for me,
This moment is mine.
No one around to share this glorious sight
My soul feels so full
I know it is right.
As a sense of calm comes over me
I feel so content,
So whole and complete.
She gave me a gift,
She means it for me
She gave me a gift,
No one else will ever, ever see.
"She" is the Ocean, so humble, so strong
She beckons me closer:
"Why don't you come in?"
I suddenly realize this isn't a dream.
The beauty around me is so surreal;
that I cannot believe all that I feel
I slowly walk closer, my feet in the sand
Holding some of her amazing treasures tightly in my hand
As I get wet, I feel so alive
She surrounds me with love,
And I know, I've arrived.
If home is where the heart is,
Then this is my home
For nowhere else have I ever felt
So fulfilled & happy,
While completely alone.
I look forward to next time
We meet at Her shore,
When She'll fill me with calm
And replenish my soul.
Until next time...
I know that there is a place like this for me and I am sure that many of you have a same spot that "calls you home".
So what do Good Friday, Earth Day and Sandra's poem have in common?
To me it means that Jesus sacrificed His life for us to be forgiven of sin and to live eternally in paradise with Him. Earth day represents how we should care for the world that God gave us, He sent His only son for us, why should't we take care of the only Earth that we have that He gave us, our home? A home that inspires such beautiful poetry of places where our hearts and souls are drawn too, an Earth that provides us with so much beauty and inspirations.
So please, no matter what your celebrate today and this weekend, remember that we are share this planet and we can all do something, a small sacrifice maybe like recycling, reusing (which I know that a lot of you are amazing at!) and just being aware of our surroundings, to help preserve our wonderful home.
Hold it in our hands as He has held us in His.
HAPPY EARTH DAY
Thank you Sandra for allowing me to share your beautiful poem!
Also please say hello to Sandra, she is crazy talented and she has a heart of pure gold