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Serenity Island

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. Jesus’ words spoken in John 14:27

Nancy and I recently returned from one of the most wonderful vacations we have ever had; our first cruise ever, taken aboard Disney’s cruise ship named, “The Disney Dream.” What was also extra special about this trip was our son Christopher and daughter Christy, along with her husband Kyle, being able to take this adventure with us. We left out of Port Canaveral on a Friday afternoon and arrived at our first port of call at Nassau in the Bahamas on Saturday morning. Sunday morning found us at Disney’s own island, “Castaway Cay” where we enjoyed a day of rest and relaxation amidst Christopher and Kyle’s snorkeling for an hour or so before our return to Port Canaveral on Monday morning.
At “Castaway Cay we really enjoyed one section of the island called “Serenity Beach,” which was open to those eighteen years of age or older. It was so quiet and peaceful. The water was cool and clear as we sat in our beach chairs near water’s edge, enjoying the beautiful sky and tropical scenes. Later our family walked out to a sandbar located nearby where we saw a perfect starfish.

The wonderful truth is that although days like this come and go as we return to the realities of day to day living, Jesus said that He is the constant answer to our heart’s peace when we are troubled and afraid-when the sky is black and the waters are turbulent and we wished we were on that tropical island without a worry in the world. Isn’t it wonderful however, that in those times Jesus has promised to give us His peace for: mind, body, soul, and spirit! Pastor Louie