Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach at Pescadero is the site of one of the most striking coastal landscapes in California.  Many know of this pristine area because of the famous Pebble Beach golf course nearby, cialis usa check where well-known celebrities and pros often play. The long line of white surf on the beach comes up with an endless roar and crashes against every stone on shore. The rocks are tossed to and fro, viagra sales salve day and night, day after day, continuously, seemingly forever, without any break or rest.

And what is the outcome? Tourists come from all over the world to see and gather these beautifully formed pebbles to take home as mementoes. They are laid in glass cabinets, or put on mantels, desks, or book shelves to be displayed.  But if you go around the cliff from where these pebbles lay, to an area that breaks off the perpetual force of the ocean and all of its storms, you will find an abundance of other stones that have never been lauded, celebrated, or taken home.  Why these rocks which are hidden by a protective cove never sought after? For the simple reason they escaped the grinding and attrition the waves would have brought them, the very instrument essential to making them attractive and collectable. And the very cove they grew to love because of its peaceful and protected surroundings, ended up making them rough, angular, and jagged in the long run.

Since God knows each of us quite well, and what is necessary to make us beautiful in His sight as well as in the sight of others, let us not flinch from the waves of trials that may hit our shore.   In the end, it will make our character beautiful, celebrated, and quite collectable on earth as well as heaven.  “Let them come, Lord, every wave, every storm, let them come! You are in charge Lord; I do not have to worry!”

“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”  James 1:2-4