I’m looking out my relative’s window at a small pond.  Our Christmas festivities will be fun, with possibly cleaning off the pound and shuffling around the ice.

The water’s edge was the location of cities in the past.  We all need to have water.  Without ease of access to aqueducts and pipes, the easiest thing is to locate next to the water.  Simplicity of access and maintenance sure beats some of the headaches of pipelines.

The water’s edge was the location of fun times and beach play.  We all need to have re-creation time.  Without ease of access to internet and video games, the easiest thing is to locate next to a space that allows for games and adventure.  Simplicity of access and the ability to just walk out the door sure beats some of the headaches of digital complications.

The water’s edge reminds us that things change and we need to take advantage of whatever comes our way.  From the choppy waves to the smooth ice, you can enjoy the environment.  Or you can choose to complain. 

So, even if all I do this festive season is look at the water’s edge, I’ll be reminded that creation is a good thing – and the creator intended this world for our enjoyment.