Sunday, April 21, 2013

Happy Sunday from Cape Maeda

It was a windy Sunday at Cape Maeda, and the waves were fierce. We stopped here after a Sunday drive to Cape Manzamo--I wanted to show it to Victor (now that he's finally back from Korea!) and our visiting friends because I think it's so pretty. 

Cape Maeda is a beautiful place as well and the diving/snorkeling is amazing over here. The staircase below is where Victor did his scuba certification a few months ago, but the red flag means that the sea conditions were too harsh for diving today. His pictures of the place are perfectly calm, but today was not the case. 
 It made me think to all the symbolism and analogies that we hear about our mortal lives being a voyage. I just got back from being a girls camp leader where the theme was "Anchored in Faith." I just love the imagery of anchors, lighthouses, etc. in describing our experience here on earth. The ocean can be a terrifying thing sometimes. It can be calm and peaceful one moment, and then all of a sudden you could be engulfed in a storm. (The Japanese sign described the sea conditions as "angry waves." I think it's appropriate).

It made me think of this amazing verse of scripture:
"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

I am just so incredibly thankful for these words. What an amazing comfort. And I know that it is a valid promise. Makes me think of the words of Jeffrey R. Holland: "He knows the way because He is the way."

I'm just so so happy to know this. I hope we never forget it.

Happy Sunday.

Aaaaaand, just as a side comment, Lindsay and I were feeling very Jane Austen-y in our maxi dresses and the pretty landscapes. We were pretending we were Elinor and Marianne Dashwood in this picture.    I think we succeeded.
Hmm, maybe not. 

Anyway, Happy Sunday!!

1 comment:

  1. Bahahaha!! I think you pulled off the Jane Austen pic. And it made me smile. I was thinking more of Anne and Diana on the cliffs. But I also enjoyed your Sunday uplifting message. Love you!