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A Strange Day

Weather permitting, I go for a daily walk along the shore. Recently, Cyprus had high dust levels from the Sahara desert — there was a slight improvement on Easter Sunday, but the sun was still masked in dust.

The yacht looks out of place in the photo below as the horizon is invisible. The sea was unusually calm, creating a strange background in the picture. The image has been in no way modified.

I captured the sailing boat at closer range. The horizon is faded out with the high dust levels.

The temperature rose from 22 degrees to 29 degrees overnight. How strange! However, the water temperature remained at 17 degrees and will need a few months to become pleasant for swimming.

The beautiful mimosa (acacia dealbata) buds have blossomed; the tree below is nature’s best parasol.

When our horizon in life is not clear, we have limited dreams and visions for the future. Losing sight of the horizon can lead to confusion — while there is much to distract and discourage, may we keep our goal in view.

The Lord spoke these encouraging words to His disciples:

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

O soul, are you weary and troubled?

No light in the darkness you see?

There’s light for a look at the Savior,

And life more abundant and free!

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,

Look full in His wonderful face,

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,

In the light of His glory and grace.


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