When Solomon had finished all these prayers and supplications to the LORD, he rose from before the altar of the LORD, where he had been kneeling with his hands spread out toward heaven. He stood and blessed the whole assembly of Israel in a loud voice, saying:
"Praise be to the LORD, who has given rest to his people Israel just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave through his servant Moses. May the LORD our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us or forsake us. May he turn our hearts to him, to walk in obedience to him and keep the commands, decrees and laws he gave our ancestors
1 Kings 8:54-58 NIV
Fort Matanzas Beach: Hurricane winds and waves washed away the sand dunes and destroyed the vegetation. Nature is coming back; the flowers, shrubbery, vines, wildlife are thriving once again.