Monday, May 01, 2006

Monday Memories: Ruby Waters

Each summer my family spends a week on the Oregon coast. It is a time of easy relaxation, sleeping in, and wandering on the beach. There is something about looking out at the endless sea, with the waves catching millions of colors, and a soft mist falling on my shoulders, that makes me feel particularly close to God. I am keenly aware of His power. There, standing in the middle of His creation, I feel His presence in a unique way.

Last summer Dad, Sis, and I were walking on the beach at sunset. It was a particularly glamorous night. The sun caught the waves in a deep scarlet that turned royal blue as you stepped into it. The waves capped with foaming teal and shadows held an emerald green.

Before we quite knew what happened, the three of us were in the cold water--fully clothed. We danced in the kaleidoscope of colors, splashing each other and running races with the waves. The night was full. Joy. Peace. Worship. Laughter. Love. Family.

I walk in ruby waters
Under the ruby sky
I race with topaz waves
And splash diamonds up high

My toes mix with amber grains
I dance in molten gold
Seeing Heaven's glimpses
Glorious to behold


MommyHAM said...

AWESOME memory! I grew up in SW Washington, and I miss the coast so badly! Cannon Beach, Astoria, Multnomah Falls - the rugged beauty of that coastline has always held my heart.

I love your poem too!

sebastian said...

all praises to Him and Him only

Norma said...

How delightful. I love your first paragraph--felt like I was right there.

My MM is up.

Debboggy said...

Reading posts like this just reminds me that you truly have the heart (and talent) of a writer. Such a short little post, yet full of life and imagery. You definitely have a way with words. :)

purple_kangaroo said...

Beautiful post, Amy.

GeorgianaD said...

I haven't been to the beach in years. *Heavy Sigh*

B in Portugal said...

I love the Oregon Coast. Before we moved overseas we took a week long trip along the Oregon Coast. It was beautiful. Even though we now live in the middle of the Atlantic on a small island I never get tired of the majestic ocean. God's creation is awsome. I'm glad you had a wonderful time with your family!