Words from the Heart for Tuesday August 25th, 2020

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

Psalm 107:23-24 (KJV)

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Sailors

Back in the first decade of the 20th century, in order to form the nucleus of its new navy, and to train Canadians for the country’s planned fleet of five cruisers and six destroyers, Canada acquired two ships from Great Britain. The cruiser HMCS Rainbow  was the first ship commissioned into Canada’s navy on 4 August 1910, at Portsmouth, England. She arrived at Esquimalt on 7 November 1910. Another Royal Navy cruiser, Niobe, became the second ship commissioned into the Canadian navy on 6 September 1910, at Devonport, England.

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Have you noticed that those who work closest to nature have a deeper sense of the presence of God, and of His amazing creative genius? Farmers, foresters, fishermen – they see the hand of the Lord in all they do as they work the land, ocean, lakes and rivers. This isn’t surprising and has always been so. The Psalmist noted this as well, and wrote in Psalm 107:23-24: “They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.” Those who work on the water are often very aware of their need for the Creator as they go about their business. The seas can be life-threatening, and so many place their trust in God. At the same time, they see the hand of the Lord in all that He has created in the life that dwells there. As we go about our work, whatever that might be, we should also take note of the goodness of God and His overwhelming creative power. Take time today to see the hand of God in everything that your hands touch and your mind ponders.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley