It was our last night at the beach. It was around 9pm and I had been sitting at the waters edge since about 7pm. This was something that Jeff and I would have done together, but this time I was alone.
One couple in particular stood out to me. They were an African American couple holding hands walking down the beach. He had a cowboy hat and jeans on and she had a plaid shirt and jeans on. All rolled up to not get their pants wet. I want you to get a picture of them, so cute. A couple probably in their 50’s almost 60’s.
I had thought it many times during the week, but it finally came out of my mouth out loud “ why do they get to be together Lord and not me and Jeff?” As soon as I said these words that sweet little couple stopped right in front of me trying to take a picture of them selves with the ocean in the background. I said “ I would be happy to take a picture of you all.” And the lady said “ that would be great.” So after the picture as I was handing back the camera to the man he said “ thank you so much, we have only been married a week!!” “ Wow one week, so you are newly weds.” “That’s so awesome!!” So I congratulated them and as I watched them hugging and kissing and holding hands on down the beach, I began to think of things.
The first was, how they were in their late 50’s and had just found love. I had 24 beautiful years with my love. Not nearly enough time for me I thought, but my whole adult life was spent with an amazing man who loved and adored me and who I loved and adored.
The sky was changing to a beautiful pink color and I knew the lesson was coming. Ha Ha
The second thing I thought was how could I continue at that moment to ask why Lord? How could I ask why to a God that has the power to change the color of the sky, A God that created the beautiful beach I was sitting on, A God that created an ocean that has no end. I was reminding myself that He has purpose in everything and that I will never understand until I stand before Him the answer to the why!
Okay, back to that sweet couple. You see when I saw them walking down the beach I had assumed that they had been together forever, prompting the why question I asked of the Lord.
Its so easy for me to start down the why road, but I am choosing to believe Gods word that says “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23
I pray that the sweet little couple would have beautiful days together like Jeff and I had.
I wish I would have told them about my MIGHTY God that made that pink sky and blessed me beyond my wildest dreams in my marriage. A God that meets me at the waters edge to show me his power and remind me of HIS promises!!