The Belin Memorial United Methodist Church at Murrells Inlet has been having a ceremony/festival every year for 15 years. They usually average about 10,000 residents and visitors each year.
The bagpipes playing Amazing Grace sent an instant hush all over the crowd. There is just something about Amazing Grace and bagpipes that touches my heart.
The American flag was hung high in a tree by the marsh and my heart swelled with pride as fellow Americans pledged to it and proudly sang the National Anthem. America has been so blessed. We, (and I'm at the top of the list), often take our freedoms and our blessings for granted.
The voices of Belin's praise team and choir echoing out over the waters of the inlet, the soft breeze blowing and the occasional murmur of a sweet child's voice produced a serene almost spiritual calmness.
Psalm 104: 24-25 ~
“How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number-living things both large and small.”