I look at this photo and it reminds me of myself in a way. Even though it is a photo of my daughter mingling in the shallow edge of the Pacific Ocean, the image speaks a truth to me that I too easily miss in the distraction of every day living. For me, this photo is a humbling image. An image that reminds me that I am small, that I know very little, that there is an enormous amount of discoveries to be made. The ocean brings with it a power, a mystery, a danger…..but also an invitation. There is a divine calling of something in our souls that draws into an experience with the water.
This is the moment I realized that Nature is our teacher. As much as our scriptures call us to this same kind of dangerous mystery, so does the sand between our toes, so does the water that pushes us and pulls within its embrace.
Shortly after I took this photo, Ava accidentally fell all the way into the water, completely drenching her from head to toe. She got up from out of the water an had the biggest smile on her face that I’ve ever seen. Amen?