Malcolm looked at the sands of the Namibian desert down below them, wondering if he would ever find the place recommended by his friends. They had told him that he had to see the place where Neptune, meaning the mighty Atlantic Ocean, and the Namibian desert met.
But, all he saw through the helicopter window were some of the tallest dunes in the world! He had considered not coming, afraid to ride in an helicopter over the desert and ocean. His fears were causing him great discomfort, and he felt like asking the pilot to turn around and take him back to land.
But, he determined to stay the course, believing the effort would produce a wonderful result! Suddenly, victory was his, and he got a glimpse of the dunes continuing right to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean!
What an affirmation of the glory and power of God, the maker of heaven and earth! Malcolm had never seen anything so glorious and beautiful. As he stood there looking at a scene that he thought was impossible, he recited aloud Habakkuk 2:20, “The Lord is in His holy temple. Let all the earth be silent before Him.”
Then, they were headed back to land. With a smile on his face, he reminded himself once again to never allow his fears to win, to keep him from seeing all the beauty of God’s great creation.
Fictional story written for the Three Things Challenge, December 7, 2019 from The Haunted Wordsmith: victory, desert, Neptune.