Sunday, February 08, 2015

Dolphins at Sunrise

Last Sunday morning I couldn't sleep in. I'd listened to the waves for much of the night, so happy to know we were right there by the ocean. One thing I really wanted to do was to see the sunrise on the ocean. I finally got up and went out on our little deck. Although the sun had not yet risen, it was already getting pretty light out. I listened to the waves, which were pretty big by then, and just felt so happy. That's when it happend!

Dolphins!

Lots and lots of dolphins!

They were really close to the shore. In fact, I worried they might beach themselves. I couldn't believe I was seeing dolphins right from our room. I quickly dressed and made my way down to the beach, soon joined by Mike.  Although I never got any photos of the dolphins (they slip through the air very quickly), we enjoyed them for quite some time.

I can't tell you how beautiful it was but I'll try to give you an idea with photos.



Do you see the bird in this one? A dolphin had just jumped below it, almost in the spotlight of the sunrise.


Joy.

Looking at all that water, seeing the sunrise there...I felt so humbled.


Mike came up to me with his cell phone showing me the most perfect verses for the occasion. 


From Psalm 8

1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. 
2 From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. 
3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 
4 what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? 
5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. 
6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: 
7 all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, 
8 the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. 
9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!


I think I need to give you more...



Well, that sure didn't do justice to the beauty and the feeling we were experiencing. I guess you will have to use your imagination.

Finally, we went back into our hotel and ate a nice breakfast with Ben and Sara in the hotel restaurant with another full ocean view.  It was a wonderful start to our day.

Mike & I found a sweet little congregation with which to worship. Mornings just don't get any better than that one! What a great start to what turned out to be a great day.  More tomorrow!

5 comments:

Nicole Ziehl said...

I love visiting the ocean too. Chad and I had a similar experience in SC on the boat trip we took at sunset. The gorgeous pictures I took didn't do justice to the real thing. Dolphins were there too! I was glad I had worship songs to relate what I was feeling inside. Our God is an Awesome God!

Sue said...

Indeed!

Maria Rose said...

Lovely

Cindy said...

Oh that short video was glorious. I played it more than once! I was born and raised in San Diego (now live in Seattle) and the thing I miss the most is the ocean. Your pictures are spectacular and that scripture goes perfectly with them.

Sue said...

Thank you, Cindy. I have played it many, many times as well.