My friend in Okinawa posted a picture of low tide by the Sunabe Sea Wall. She says that she loves low tide because of what it reveals; the departing water leaves behind coral, shells, and sea glass too beautiful to even describe.
I immediately think of life’s more stark times: I think about times in my life that feel parched, dehydrated, a little empty–like the nourishing waters of a high tide have left, stranding me in an evaporating pool. But look what the empty times reveal! What beauty, what marvelous treasures of intimacy with God and wisdom that stay hidden unless the water recedes!