Anchored at the Shore

This is Day 10 of “31 Days of Whimsical Encounters” – part of the #write31days challenge. To read all the posts in order, please visit the overview page.

I was sitting on a sandy island under a palm tree with Jesus. I noticed I had a stalk of wheat I was chewing on – so weird.Then I noticed I wasn’t wearing beach clothes but a trendy outfit – also weird for being on the beach. Jesus and I were sipping a Coke, laughing big belly laughs, totally enjoying each other’s fellowship. I felt like each part of this scene represented ‘me’ and who I was. I love the islands, home is the midwest and the beauty of farm country, the way I was dressed was my trendy urban side, and of course, whenever Jesus or any other friends and I get together, there will be food and drink. 

All of a sudden, a red carpet rolled out along the beach straight towards a cruise ship that was anchored several dozen yards down the beach. Jesus linked arms with me, like an usher at a wedding, and we walked towards the ship on the red carpet. 

Once on the ship, I saw that it was FILLED with all kinds of FUN activities! There was dancing, bowling, tennis, basketball, rooms to be pampered in – with massages, pedicures and manicures, in the bottom of the ship was a glass side so you could sit and watch the fish swimming around. I jumped into all the activities, always with Jesus or Holy Spirit at my side. Sometimes it was the three of us together and every once in a while, Father would join in too. Like when we played tennis and needed a fourth person. I was never having fun alone – it was always with the Lord by my side. 

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I realized all this was happening – all the fun, enjoyment, good times – on the ship but while we were anchored at the shore.

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