Words from the Heart for Wednesday January 24th, 2018
So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird—each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
Genesis 1:21 (NLT)
In the Sea
Poets and songwriters have attempted to tell the wonders of the sea and sky. Scientists have investigated the patterns of life and studied and observed what actually becomes “unexplainable.” Words are not enough to adequately describe the marine creatures or flying creations that the Lord summed up as “good.” The greatest wonder is that we are known and loved by this awesome Creator God.
Although their name is not appealing, sea slugs or nudibranchs are some of the most beautiful creatures in the ocean. There are 50 to 60 species found in waters off Atlantic Canada. The blue angel is an open-ocean species that prefers warmer climates but sometimes makes its way off eddies on the Gulf Stream. It swims upside down, preying on the venomous jellyfish-like Portuguese man o’ war. Not only is not affected by the man o’ war’s venom, it actually incorporates it into its own tissue as defense.
The oceans teem with living creatures, and many of them are rarely, if ever, seen by human eyes. There are points in the oceans that are so deep they have never been explored by human beings. We think we know so much, but the reality is that there is much that is beyond human knowledge. Which makes us aware of the limitation of humanity and the incredible power and majesty of Almighty God. The Bible has always understood this, and writes in Genesis 1:21: “So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird—each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.” From the depths of the ocean to the heights of the sky – from creatures living far down in the unexplored trenches of the ocean floors to the eagles soaring high above the earth – God saw every creature than He had created. There is nothing hidden from His gaze – not on earth and not in the human heart. And He loves all that He sees.
These have been words from the heart.