Bent, not Broken; Down, not Out ... scenic encouragement from Barcus Beach
Barcus (sometimes spelt “Barkers”) Beach on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, is regarded by many as a beautiful and idyllic place for long walks, picnics, kite surfing, horse riding, fishing and general ‘back to nature’ experiences. Its majestic casuarinas can be seen from miles away and used to be very handy for fishermen to use as ‘markers’ to find one of the channels in the reef. In one stretch all were toppled by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, leaving the root mass of the larger ones towering over people’s heads. It’s also home to many native species of trees (and plants), like the sea-grape, black, red and white mangroves, and the extremely fragrant soapwood tree. But the author of the attached pictorial has recently realised there is another beauty here as well, the beauty of life taking new shapes, starting over, not giving up, in the face of both constant adverse forces as well as periodic storms. It seems they have a message of encouragement for all of us as we too face adversity and the storms of life, even what we might regard as the circumstances of birth, job cuts, and the many other challenges that sometimes arise in this beautiful, wonderful world God has given us. Click here for the ‘pictorial’
– (scene 2 also has sound, so you’d want your speakers on).
Posted by: Administrator Tuesday Jul 10, 2012 09:09
Categories: Barcus Beach, Cayman Islands, Encouragement | Tags: adversity, bent, emotional burdens, encouragement, fallen, helping others, job cuts, new creation, new life, Prayer, Renewal & Transformation, starting over, strengthening, trees