Artist Thoughts: "Morning Stroll" (The Battery, Charleston, SC)

Almost any time of year the Battery in Charleston, SC, is alive mornings with joggers and walkers taking in the historic views and sea air. Young and old find this centuries-old city named after an unpopular English king a favorite vacation spot. It gives one pause to think that the site where cannons fired on Fort Sumter, marking the official beginning of the American Civil War, is now a place of such pleasure and peaceful activity. It reminds me that the God who created sea, land, and sky is also the Lord of history. The city has seen not only wars, earthquakes, fires, and hurricanes. It has also known amazing spiritual revival during the Great Awakening of the 18th century.