Summer is a great time in New England. After what seems like an eternity of winter, New Englanders can get out without winter jackets and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
The New England beaches offer much for the summer vacation and none is more awe inspiring and fun than the beaches on the national seashore of Cape Cod. Some reflections are made here on these beaches.
By far the favorite beach of this author, Nauset beach is huge in many ways. The sand seems endless. The ocean seems unbridled. The seals ever so playful. However, it is hard to see the beach as empty as this during season!
One cannot but reflect on the greatness of God who makes the pristine sands which burn in the mid-summer heat, while keeping the cold waters pounding on its shores.
The number of beaches on the Cape are many. One can choose between the quieter shores of the inner cape in the north or the rougher waters of the outer cape in the south.
Either way, one gets the sheer pleasure of lapping waves and a sense of the beginning of infinity. We know that the waters of the horizon that seems endless do end. But on the shores of eternity, in the presence of the God who created these waters, one does indeed stand before an actually infinite God.
How much more thrilling to be before this God, even as we get a glimpse of this today in the open expanses of the Cape?
At the end of the Cape lies Provincetown with its Race Point beach that stretches all the way to Truro.
One cannot be but amazed when coming to the edge of land and facing the beginning of the water that no man can swim across just yet.
It is but a gentle reminder of the gulf that spans man from God which no effort on humanity’s side can bridge. Thanks be to God for sending the God-man Jesus who crosses that divide and safely takes us across.
Old Silver Beach
At the near end lies Falmouth with its Old Silver Beach, lazy and easy for the young to play, waddle and swim on any hot day.
Whether one is on the brink of eternity, facing one’s last living day, or just stepping on into life, exploring its beauties thereof, it is never too late to open one’s eyes to the beauties of nature and that of super-nature.
All nature is intended to point us to God who made it. Would that we spend our summer vacation in not merely resting our bodies, but in refreshing our spirits by taking in of the grandeur of nature that awakens the love for the God who created it all.