Walking the high tide mark is always a joy. There's something to pick up and examine every few yards, especially after
a Spring tide. It's not just the human debris, its the stories behind all the objects discovered that fascinates. Often, speculation
is demanded but at the same time some evidence is overwhelming.
Take for example this morning. The hoof marks in the sand tell of horses on the gallop. The local riding school
have clearly brought the horses for an early morning canter. One could discover the number of horses, their comparative weights and
many another detail. The evidence is there in the sand.
Again the mussel shells picked clean by the gulls tell of the flocks of waders and gulls on this shoreline. If I were
an expert I could most likely tell the type of bird from the web marks in the still wet sand! This is all fascinating detective
work and sometimes Brandy's the first to find an object worth a second look.
It's futile to dismiss the evidence provided to satisfy our spiritual quest. There's more than enough in the natural
world, the human conscience, the Bible and the Life of Christ and history of the Christian Church to answer the questions
we really need answering. Of course we'll still have additional questions but as St Paul wrote "the Scriptures are able to
give you the wisdom needed for your salvation". The Bible can be trusted. The problem is few honestly examine its pages seeking
to know God's way for their lives.
Some come to conclusions on the basis of hearsay or prejudice without personally reading the record for themselves.I
know the text is not so easy to follow without help but the help is available ( see my Favourite Links page)
Brandy has taught me a few things about these matters! He takes the evidence of his senses very seriously! He weighs
up the evidence quickly and always acts upon it. I wish I could do the same more often with the evidence God has provided.