Sunday, July 11, 2010

Desires of the Heart

holy experience


The year the movie Prince Caspian was released was a particularly exhausting time for my husband and I. Both of us were worn to a frazzle, so one day we sought a few hours of respite at the movie theatre. There is a wonderful scene in the film where the Pevensie children are suddenly transported from a dark and dreary underground train station back to the land of light-filled Narnia.

That scene just tore at my heart. It was so gorgeous, so breathtakingly beautiful. I remember tears welling up in my eyes, and silently thinking, "Lord, I wish I could run on that beach".

At the time, I had no idea that this scene had been filmed at Cathedral Cove in New Zealand. Nor did I have any idea that two years later, God was going to answer that secret desire of my heart. Our Father - He's like that. O people, His lovingkindness is better than life!

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24 comments:

Vicki said...

Now we were just there with you too! Oooohhhh....Aawwwwww. Pretty! I am glad you wished to run on that beach. I love the Narnia movies (Dawn Treader is coming out soon!)...and the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed in New Zealand too. Hoping you did not see Mount Doom! :)

Amy Danielle said...

That is just.so.awesome!!!!
I love this post Jodi!
Love. Love. Love!!!

Stephanie Ann said...

The photos are gorgeous.

emily wierenga said...

oh beautiful. i visit there, with you, in my heart.

monix said...

How beautiful and it looks as if you had the beach to yourself, making it even more special.
Welcome back, I look forward to seeing more pictures from your trip.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

What a wondeful story of prayers answered in amazing ways. Thank you.

Alexis Hallum said...

Jodi,
Those pictures...amzIng! This is a beautiful post Jodi.

Nancy said...

Oh, He is! He is. Our Father IS like that!

Sara said...

He loves to shower us with blessings....and give us the desires of our hearts...sometimes in totally surprising and unexpected ways. So beautiful!

Jodi said...

Vicki, the hike to get to Cathedral Cove was an hour and a half in total. While it was beautiful, my muscles were screaming, "Mount Doom". :)

Myrtle's Turtles said...

Awesome list and beautiful images! Now I have a new must see!

Lanier said...

Now it's my turn to well up. ;)

If He's this good on earth, what must heaven be like, my friend?

imchosen4worship said...

Wow oh wow oh wow! How intimate and wonderful! God certainly does love to give good gifts to His children.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I believe I came over to your blog originally from Lanier's and I see another friend here.

This post gave me chills, God is good. :)

Jodi said...

Thank you for visiting, Brenda!

Amy Danielle said...

I have an award for you over at my place Jodi... thanks for your amazing blog!

Rattling On said...

Beautiful pictures!

Cheryl said...

I love the photos. What a wonderful place to visit. NZ is on our list to visit. I'm not sure I'll come back if it is all like that.

Jodi said...

Cheryl, NZ is beautiful and it was hard to leave. Especially because my daughter is there.

Rattling on - thanks!

Amy - gee whiz :)

Val said...

that beach looks stunning!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mrs. Jodi, The pictures of New Zealand are so pretty in Prince Caspian. Did you go there? I want to go there soon. -Mary

Jodi said...

Yes Mary, I did go there! It was wonderful! I hope you can go there someday. :)

thelumberjackswife said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Leslie said...

Love the photos. Love that you got to visit a place of your dreams. Love your comment about "Mount Doom" even more...

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