In his hands are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to him.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands formed the dry land.
Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
For he is our God.
It is a week we will ever remember.
My husband, Danny, and I take the long trek down to the Golden Isles of Georgia to lay beloved Mimi's remains to rest on St. Simon's Island. It is a promise fulfilled, a duty done, a grueling journey all because of the love we have for her.
As our fourteenth wedding anniversary is close at hand, we decide to stay on Jekyll Island for several days to celebrate that event. It is unseasonably cold and windy, so there is little to no opportunity to leisurely walk the pristine beaches, although we make several ventures there. We are so impressed by the efforts made at Jekyll in recent years to restore the sand dunes.
Our visit to driftwood beach pays off in amazing photos, although the high winds threaten to topple me over more than once. I have to literally hang onto the hat I'm wearing!
To escape the brutal winds, we retreat to Horton's Pond for a respite in Jekyll's inland environment. We walk the 0.7 mile loop trail, and are amazed by the flora that greets us.
And it never ceases to amaze me how everything in God's splendid creation has its own special niche.
When we emerge from this delightful trail, we visit the pond platform where we find some indigenous species peacefully sunning themselves.
And isn't this a gorgeous shot?
Horton's Pond is named after the historic Horton House which you can read about Here.
Although Danny and I prefer spending time in the mountains as opposed to the seashore, we are grateful for the opportunity to see God's glory and majesty reflected in all facets of His overwhelmingly stunning creation. It is, indeed, a call to kneel before the Lord our Maker, and bow down in worship to Him with thanksgiving and praise.