Words from the Heart for Wednesday May 16th, 2018
The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land.
Psalm 95:5 (NKJV)
The Sea and Dry Land
Truly our Creator God is the master craftsman. In the account of creation in the beginning of our Bibles He speaks the whole universe into being. Both the vast oceans and the dry land are made by Him. This powerful work of our God is celebrated in Psalm 95 as being the works of His hand. Is there something “unfinished” which is troubling you today? Call upon the Master Craftsman. He has all wisdom and all power.
You might expect that the Great Lakes would be known as Canada’s Inland Sea. But if you do an online search for Canada’s Inland Sea you will discover that Canada’s Inland Sea is actually Bra D’or Lake on Cape Breton Island. It is known as an inland sea because of its mix of salt and fresh water, and covers an area of 450 square miles. In reality, the lake is an inland branch of the North Atlantic Ocean.
We human beings cling to our material possessions as tightly as possible. We lock our finances into insured bank accounts, we ensure that our homes have a security system, we keep our cars locked and hide packages in the car out of sight. You would almost think that we believe that all we own is actually ours. But if you are a follower of Jesus, you know the Bible teaches who everything actually belongs to. King David, who led one of the greatest nations on earth in his day, and who would have been one of the wealthiest men on the planet, wrote this in Psalm 95:5: “The sea is His, for He made it; And His hands formed the dry land.” God is the creator of the seas and land, and these are just examples of all that He created – which is everything. So ultimately everything that we have belongs to the Lord who created it all. We are just stewards of all He has placed with us. How freeing is it to recognize this. That doesn’t mean we are foolish with what we have – quite the opposite. We are called to invest wisely in Kingdom work.
These have been words from the heart.