Words from the Heart for Monday May 31st, 2021

God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.”…“Let the land produce vegetation”… And it was so. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

Genesis 1:9-13 (NIV)

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Land and Seas

Land and Sea was a 1964 Canadian television series that documented the lives of Canadians who lived on the natural resources of the eastern coast of the country. They were the stories of people keeping the oldest traditions alive and protecting their unique cultures and ways of life. Each episode featured a different aspect of Atlantic Canadian life, from the resources that economically fueled the region to family-owned businesses that have been staples in the area for generations. Some episodes focused on specific communities and historical events.

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Someone posted a funny meme on Facebook last week. It was just a light blue square and it said “what the world would look like without land.” It was silly, but it made me smile, and it got me thinking about the creative genius of God. Genesis 1:9-13 tells us this: “God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.”… “Let the land produce vegetation”… And it was so. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.” I enjoy being on the water in a boat. But I wouldn’t want to live in a boat. Water is important, but so is land. We need a place to live, to grow food, to establish our lives. God always knows what is best for us and plans for this. If He was this conscientious about these big things – like land and sea – you can trust Him for the smaller things – like your life. Trust Him and He will put His plan for your life perfectly in place.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley