What do you call it? “Fleet Florida Feet”? The “Beach Bolt”? The “Sand Streak”? I’m talking about what you do when your bare feet meet red hot Florida beach sand. I remember my first encounter during a family vacation to Pensacola when I was in junior high (for you younger readers that’s what we called middle school back in the day.) Yikes it was hot, and I got moving in a hurry! I’m thankful to the great French inventor Phillipe Phillop who solved this problem for us.

I’ve been thinking about that experience on the hot sand in the context of our theme for this school year “See the Light…Be the Light” based on John 8:12. Psalm 119:105 tells us, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” I know this verse focuses on illumination – God’s Word lighting the way. But light can also generate heat. I like to think of this verse as an admonition to GET MOVING! God’s Word can hold my feet to the fire and inspire me to seek and do His will in my world. There is so much need around me and so many ways to help and serve. But I get lazy and inattentive sometimes. When I’m in the Word though I can clearly see what God is calling me to do. That “lamp” brings the heat and the fire in my heart and hands and feet. I need to get to moving and start serving. What about you?