Monday, August 6, 2018

Summer Blessings - God is so Good

Tuesday 24 July, 9:10 a.m. A beautiful summer day, waiting at the B.C. Ferry Terminal, the ferry unloads but we continue to wait.
First an ambulance arrives and boards the ferry, followed by the fire Marshall and then another emergency truck. We all stand around, waiting and wondering. Finally, all the vehicles leave and we board the Queen of Cumberland ferry, we eventually leave the dock about twenty-five minutes late.

It was a perfect day, no wind, warm sunshine that sparkled on the water, blue skies, small and large boats out on the ocean, ferries both big and small sail by and we are surrounded by the Islands. In the distance we see the snow-capped Mount Baker and the words of this hymn, written by Isaac Watts
 come to mind,

I sing the mighty pow’r of God, that made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad, and built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained the sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at His command, and all the stars obey.
I sing the goodness of the Lord, who filled the earth with food,
Who formed the creatures through the Word, and then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed, where’er I turn my eye,
If I survey the ground I tread, or gaze upon the sky.
There’s not a plant or flow’r below, but makes Thy glories known,
And clouds arise, and tempests blow, by order from Thy throne;
While all that borrows life from Thee is ever in Thy care;
And everywhere that we can be, Thou, God, art present there.

Eight of us have shared this time and experience together, we visited Lyall Harbour on Saturna Island, Village Bay, Mayne Island and Otter Bay, Pender Island before returning to Swartz Bay three and a half hours later.

Was it worth the wait? Oh yes, it certainly was, we we're truly blessed by God's great goodness shown to us during this mini cruise.

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant and everything in them; let the trees of the forests sing for joy. Let all creation rejoice before the Lord.

Thanks to Janet Smith for this week's blog.

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