Words from the Heart for Thursday June 7th, 2018
Look at the ocean, so big and wide! It is filled with more creatures than people can count. It is filled with living things, from the largest to the smallest.
Psalm 104:25 (NIRV)
A Teeming Ocean
Under the ocean’s surface is a vast creation. Many of these specially made plants and animals have never been seen by but by few who study sea life. There are shapes and sizes and colours and movements that are amazing. Some are “giants of the waters.” Others are oh, so tiny. They are all made by the awesome power of our God.
Canada is an ocean nation. We are surrounded on three sides by oceans, and these oceans are teeming with life. The Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Arctic Oceans, aside from 230 species of fish, includes an abundance of mammals and turtles. These include Orcas or Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Beluga Whales, and Bowhead Whales, all of which draw thousands of tourists to Canada’s coasts. As well, you will find Pacific White Sided Dolphins, Atlantic Walrus and Gray Seals, Snapping Turtles, Leatherback Turtles, Stinkpot Turtles, and Painted Turtles.
In this day of instant communication and great scientific knowledge, there is still much about our world that we do not understand. Take the oceans, for example. Oceanographers are still discovering new species as they plumb the deepest parts of our oceans and seas. There is a mystery to the life found in the water that covers the majority of the planet. This ought to turn us in amazement to the God who created them all. And He has made them so they are perfect for the habitat in which He has placed them. Those that live in the frigid, dark waters in the depth of the seas are perfectly fitted to cope with these harsh conditions. The Psalmist David was amazed by this back in his day, and he writes in Psalm 104:25, “Look at the ocean, so big and wide! It is filled with more creatures than people can count. It is filled with living things, from the largest to the smallest.” God has created an ocean teeming with life, and in that life, large and small, we see his care and concern for his creation. And for us.
These have been words from the heart.