Saturday, May 26, 2012

By the Sea

Remember that song "By the Beautiful Sea"? It proclaims that by the beautiful sea we will have a great time and so we do. Thousands upon thousands of people go to the sea shore to vacation and play and enjoy the day in the sun. There is something magical about water that draws people to the local lake, sea and river. Spending time on the sea shore is relaxing and draws us back to the beginning of human existence. Water is refreshing and without water we could not survive. Water cleanses and makes new that which is dirty and old.
Jesus knew the value of water in His day just as we do today. For many of His disciples water was a way of life - fishing and boating just for basic needs. He also knew the power of water in the ritual purification rites and so He sent His disciples to baptize in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Today we continue to observe those instructions and in doing so bring people closer to Christ - closer to His Sacred Heart - closer to Life itself. The next time you go down to the sea let your spirit feel God's spirit calling you closer to Him.

Deacon Dale