I'm reminded of a simpler time.
I'm reminded of being a young girl, and chasing seagulls while the sun slowly slipped into the horizon.
I remember beach lunches and dinners consisting of real sandwiches. I say real, because there was always that gritty texture of sand between your teeth as you chewed bread, lettuce and baloney.
Then once it was dark, wandering up Sauble Beach with mom, dad and my sister to the ice cream shop. Tiger tail or rainbow sherbet. I was highly predictable with my order.
I'm thankful I get to slip back into that carefree mode every now and again.
Yes it's the location that brings me back as I sit here along the beach at Mooloolaba. But it's also a life lesson I'm soaking in overall.
Oswald Chambers argues that Jesus must have had "an amazingly relaxed" life because He was only ever doing what the Father asked.
Yet, somehow I easily get tangled up in a web of "must dos", and "should'ves" or "but-if-I-don'ts". The web gets woven by expectations. My own. And the ones I assume others have.
But, if how I live is all to the Father's glory (John 15:8), then the web I choose to weave can be that of carefree, dependant and obedient living in His will.