Words from the Heart for Friday January 12th, 2018
And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:10 (NKJV)
Earth and Sea
Here on the third day is the first time we read the words of the Lord declaring His creation to be good. This “good place” the Lord is creating will not only be beautiful, it will also be very purposeful. Both the seas and the dry land have been created for our use. They are ours to enjoy and to care for. Let us please Him with how we receive these wonderful gifts.
There is no doubt that one of the most beautiful highways in the world is Highway 99 in British Columbia. The section of the highway between Vancouver and Whistler is known as The Sea-to-Sky Highway. Along this portion of the highway you can you enjoy spectacular scenery, pan for gold at an historic mine, observe eagles in their natural habitat, relax at a magical resort or ski and snowboard on superb powder – and you can do all of this in just one day.
I love terra firma – good old solid land. As my Australian friend Berni says, the more firma, the less terra (it sounds better with an Australian accent!). Had I been in the military, I would not have joined the navy. But there is nothing as pretty as a beautiful body of water, enjoyed from the safety of land. When the Lord created this majestic planet we call home, He knew that both land and sea were necessary. The two basic needs for life on this planet are water and food. Without both we would soon die. Far too many human beings have done so for lack of one or both. So we dig wells and we plant crops, praying for the rain from above to water them. God created us with this double need and so He created land and water. When He did so, He saw that it was good. Genesis 1:10 says “And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.” We agree with our creator. Food and water – we call them good as well.
These have been words from the heart.