Monday, May 21, 2012

If this doesn't make you think about God, and people, and going home, then I don't know what does.

Hamlin Creek gets some help.
The Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium rehabilitates injured sea turtles. Hamlin Creek and Jammer were both nearly dead when they were found. They each spent about one year at the hospital. On Friday, they were sent home.
As I watched each turtle orient itself towards the sea, I was struck by the power of natural instincts. Hamlin Creek and Jammer moved with purpose and determination. They knew just where to go, and how to get there. It was clear that even though they had been away for so long, they knew home when they saw it.
 They are sea turtles, meant to be in the sea. It is how God made them.

So off they go, never to be seen again, but in their rightful place. 

For we know that if the earthy tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. 2 Corinthians 5:1

Did you see anything this weekend that made you think about the majesty of God's design?

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God-Bumps and God-Incidences @ Getting Down With Jesus

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9 Responses to “Home”

  1. Do you know that I hear these stories about sea turtle rescues, but I've never witnessed one. Wow, I  those guys are big, but wow. Perfect picture to remind us of God's majesty.

    Me? This weekend I saw God in a broken friend.

  2. Yes, I saw His glory at the beach yesterday. All that roar and majesty under a canopy of blue - glorious. This is such a sweet story. We have a whole group of people here in Pawleys who work with sea turtle rescue too. something I would've known nothing about before moving to the east coast.

  3. I love what you said, Amy, that you saw God in a broken friend. Sometimes that is hard to see. The turtles were pretty cool - and big. Apparently they are just "teenagers" and will get much, much bigger. 

  4. I agree - I always see God's glory at the beach. It is one of my favorite places. Also, like you, I didn't know how much work goes into caring for sea turtles until I moved here. We certainly didn't have them where I grew up in Illinois! :) 

  5. I never knew about sea turtle rescue. Very interesting!

    I went for a walk this weekend with my family in an Arboretum. It was breathtakingly beautiful and so peaceful, with God in every living thing and in the great big blue sky above.

  6. These photos gripped my heart. It was almost like I could see the turtles in motion, making their way to the ocean. Bittersweet. Beautiful. 

  7. Awwwww, I love those turtles and am cheering them on! We visited a turtle recovery hospital in the Keys not too long ago - we were all amazed by the efforts of the caretakers.

  8. This always amazes me. Fascinating how these sweeties are designed. After I watched that Natgeo special called Great Migrations I was filled with wonder at our amazing Creator. Thank you for making me smile today!

  9. I've never seen anything like that. I aboslutely got chills, er, rather God-Bumps up and down my arm! Thank you for being the messenger of these photos and this story. Cheering for those turtles!