Words from the Heart for Tuesday January 23rd, 2018
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)
The Works of the Lord
Those who have the opportunity to observe the seas first hand and the wonders of the deep report the marvels they experience. Even standing on the shore and watching the pattern of the waves causes us to know that we are seeing the works of our God. All of this cannot happen by chance. Let us join our voices to praise the Lord!
Canada’s ocean currents affect much of life in this country. The most important currents are the Labrador Current off the East Coast, and the North Pacific Current, off the West Coast. The Labrador Current gives rise to one of the world’s largest fisheries on the Labrador Continental Shelf and the Grand Banks. The North Pacific Current provides a vast reservoir of heat and water that is partially transferred to coastal BC to produce a mild climate and a large, productive forest industry.
There are those who live close to the land – farmers and foresters for example – who see the handiwork of the Lord perhaps more than most. Then there are those who spend their time on the water. They are aware of the majesty of the night sky, and hold great respect for the massive bodies of water that cover the earth. This is nothing new. Millennia ago King David wrote this 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.” God’s creative power is seen in the massive size of the oceans and seas. Men and women who ply these waters become aware of how little power human beings have. We have no control over the elements. We can only study them and learn how to live as safely as possible with them. The works of the Lord are seen in the wonders of His creation, here specifically the seas. Take time to notice the glory of God’s creation, and thank Him for His care and concern for you.
These have been words from the heart.