She sat on the beach, watching

the sun set over the sea.  This

was her favorite spot.  She came

here every Father’s Day since her

Dad died six years ago.


She missed him terribly.

A heart attack had claimed

his life and robbed her of

the joy of having him give

her away at her wedding.

And it robbed his grandson

of knowing the most

amazing man in the world.


She smiled as she remembered

the times when she was a little

girl and he used to bring her

to the beach.  They would sit

facing the sea and he would

tell her all sorts of exciting

stories about pirates and their

adventures at sea.  Her

imagination would run

wild and she wished she

could be out at sea on those

ships with him.


For her twelfth birthday

he bought her a ship in a

bottle.  Every night before

she went to bed, she held it

in her hands as if it were the

most precious thing she had

ever seen.  It was because

it was from her Dad.


She still had that bottle

and whenever she saw it

she remembered her Dad

and his stories of the sea.

One day she would tell

her son about his grandfather

and bring him to this beach

which held so many wonderful

memories for her.


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Get to Know God

“Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know him! Then he will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring” (Hosea 6:3)

God wants us to know Him.  He wants us to make the effort to get to know Him.  He wants us to seek Him out in order to have a close and loving relationship with Him.  When we make the move, He will respond. 

As the sun rises each morning or the rains that usually fall in the spring, God will come to us when we reach out to Him.  This shows how eager He is for us to know Him.  He wants to be more than our Creator and God, He wants to be our Friend. 

The Bible promises that when we draw near to God, He will draw near to us.  Today, acknowledge God and you will be truly blessed.