Monday, October 21, 2013

Paddle Out for Pastor Chuck Smith

On Saturday, October 19, 2013 there was a paddle out for Pastor Chuck Smith...the founder of Calvary Chapel churches and a great man of God.
My hubby decided he really wanted to go. I told him I'd go with him and take some pictures. I had no idea that it was going to be so crowded. I was late as usual and had my hubby a little stressed, but I dropped him off and then luckily found a spot in the pier plaza parking lot as some people were just walking up to leave. I then made my mad dash to capture the moment.
When we got there it was PACKED!! Every inch of the pier from the beginning all the way down to Ruby's Restaurant at the end of the pier was 3-4 people deep to reach the railing to see.

Luckily, I was able to locate a small space, turned my body sideways and held my arm over the rail to snap shots. Of course people then scooted a little to the left and right to let me up front...WOO HOO!!! What can I say, it's ALWAYS about finding a way to get that AMAZING shot!
The fog quickly began to roll in but before it covered us an amazing rainbow, which actually looked like a white light in person, touched down right smack in the middle of the circle. It was an incredible sight to behold. It would go away and then appear again and again. It was breathtaking and made you feel as though God was right there in the midst of this incredible tribute to an amazing man. 

There's my hubby with the flower in his mouth. I was so far away and it was foggy...lucky I got this shot!

I loved this shot of a birds wings (looks like Angel Wings) as it dove for food during the ceremony

"Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" Matthew 6:26

What a wonderful tribute to a man who spent his life serving the Lord!

1 comment:

Lisa Johnson said...

That is SO COOL about the white light rainbow. Such NEAT pictures!