How Beautiful .... Indeed.
Have a good look at the photo; you might even want to click on it and see it full-sized. It has to be one of the most beautiful sights in "nature" I've ever seen.
The setting is the North Coast of Jamaica, in the Parish of St. Mary. The town of Port Maria is at the extreme right of the photo in the bay you can see; that was the closest town to the house we'd rented for 8 days in 2003. The first morning we were there, I rose to this sunrise and I captured the picture you see above. But the beauty you see isn't the most beautiful part of the days we spent there.
Peg's birthday is March 20th, and our anniversary is one week before that, March 13th (we were married on Friday the 13th, thankyouverymuch...). When Peg first came down with breast cancer, we decided we'd do something special to celebrate her birthday and our anniversary each year, and the year before we'd bypassed motels and had rented a house in Kingston, Jamaica, and had a great time. So, this year, we found a house on the North coast, and that's where we were when I snapped this picture.
Incidentally, the houses were both huge, and cost us less than we'd paid for motels in the previous years.
This year, we'd invited two couples from church to spend the week with us. We told them if they'd get there, we already had the place rented so they could stay free. Our friends Neal and Debbie Blackwelder had been with us two years before, and this week, Larry and Cynthia Smith joined us and the Blackwelders. Our week there was as good a demonstration of how the body of Christ is supposed to get along, as I can imagine.