Ocean blessings

Genesis 1:21  So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.

Psalm 8:8   the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.

Psalm 104:25  This great and wide sea, in which are innumerable teeming things, living things both small and great.


I am so blessed to live on the east coast of NC.  I still enjoy four seasons, but LOVE the milder winters here compared to New England where I was raised. And frequently in the winter months, we get to see dolphins playing in the waves. And it is awesome. A blessing.

Here I get to occasionally enjoy the dolphins playing, jumping and sometimes just meandering north or south; watch with regularity the speedy little birds which dash in and out of the water pecking quickly, gobbling their food; I watch in amazement and appreciation as pelicans just glide over houses, seemingly close enough to scratch their bellies on the rooftops, and I see the many facets of the ocean’s attitude. It may be grumpy and stormy one day, then serene and quiet the next almost looking like a lake.

And then, rarely, but with a deep appreciation at this blessing too, I get to see a whale. It is humbling, mighty, awesome, and for a moment, my breath is taken away, and immediately, I am giving thanks. I give thanks often at the gift of eyes to see, ears to hear, and all the wonders of this world I have been blessed to enjoy. But to see a whale going by, blowing air out every several seconds as it comes up, then slowly dips into the water, is a bigger gift. It is rare here. So maybe that is why I am more appreciative.

I am in a position to see ocean life and it is humbling. God created these magnificent creatures, and there are SO many different ones, and I am amazed and awed. And very blessed He led me here.

We get more daylight here in the winters than New England.  The sunrises are slightly earlier, and the sunsets are later, almost by an hour. Yet, I enjoy just a bit of winter, usually no snow, but a few cold days, and then March brings flowers poking their colors up.  And we might just see a whale again around March and April.  

  Yes, I have been blessed and awed to live in this area of God’s creation. Thank You, God.

There are many blessings for “mybellaviews” living at the beach.