How many of you already have or are looking forward to going to the beach this summer? The cool water, the ocean breezes, moonlit walks on the beach, your toes in the sand. 🙂
You might just want to rethink packing those bags. That is if you turn on your TV this week. Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water, The Discovery Channel brings back it’s annual Shark Week. This week is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel from June 26th to July 3rd. There are 17 programs scheduled full of sharks that are sure to conjure up at least some fear in even the bravest of ocean lovers.
Fear is defined as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
I’ve always loved going to the beach. After all, my name is Sandy. I’ve spent many a day on the beach and in the ocean, but sharing my beach and waters with sharks is not my idea of relaxation. In my opinion, sharks are synonymous with fear.
Fear primarily because of the unknown. They are unpredictable. They can be deadly.The shark has the capacity to inflict pain, even death. They are feared by most, but rarely respected. I believe if we are to swim in the ocean, the shark’s environment, we should treat both the creature and his home with utmost respect. After all, they don’t come into our home and disrupt our ways of living.
Let’s all respect nature, and respect the sharks. Their jaws can be powerful tools of destruction. Let’s not necessarily fear them.
What we really should fear is God.
He is the only one with the power to destroy both our body and our soul.
Let’s all enjoy our time at the beach. Even enjoy watching Jaws for the bazillionth time during Shark Week. But let’s live our lives in a manner pleasing to God so we have nothing to fear.
Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Love and laughter,