Monday, December 26, 2011

If We Can Just See The Shore

"In 1952, Florance Chadwick stepped into the waters of the Pacific Ocean off Catalina Island, California, determined to swim to the mainland. An experienced swimmer, she had already been the first woman to swim the English Channel both ways.

The weather that day was foggy and chilly; Florance could hardly see the boats accompanying her. Still she swam steadily for fifteen hours. When she begged to be taken out of the water along the way, her mother, in a boat alongside, told her that she was close and that she could make it. Finally, physically and emotionally exhausted, Florance stopped swimming and was pulled out. It wasn't until she was aboard the boat that she discovered the shore was less than half a mile away. At a news conference the next day, she said, "All I could see was the fog... I think if I could have seen the shore, I would have made it."

"As you face discouragement, difficulty, or fatigue, or as you are surrounded by the fog of uncertain circumstances, are you thinking- "If only I could see the shore, I could make it?"

So set your sights on Jesus Christ, the Rock of salvation. He is the one who has promised to prepare a place for those who put their hope in him, a place where they will live with him FOREVER! If we can learn to fix our eyes on JESUS, to see through the fog and picture our eternal home in our mind's eye, it will comfort and energize us, giving us a clear look at the finish line."

No matter how tough life becomes, if we can see the shore and draw our strength from Christ, we WILL make it!


  1. hey, i love your blog! by the way, i'm a new follower, and hope, someday, you'll be mine too!

  2. Hi Caitlin,
    Your blog is beautiful!
    This a great an encouragement! Thanks for sharing!
    I noticed that two of your favorite books were "Stepping Heavenward" and "Jane Eyre". I really liked both of those books, too. When I read "Stepping Heavenward" I didn't actually think I would read the book at all, I had only picked it up at random thinking it would be boring, but after I started I could hardly stop. I also love the Bible. :)
    Have a happy day full of the joy of the Lord!