“Those who go down to the sea in ships, who do business on great waters; they have seen the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep.” Psalms 107:23-24 (NKJV)
I am fascinated by cities and oceans. The two are extreme in some ways, but eerily similar in others.
You can get lost at sea and you can get lost in an ocean. Sometimes, when I walk through New York City I love that each person passing by is a stranger I love the air of their untold stories, I love that we swim among each other on concrete slabs without knowing anything about each other. Oceans are the same way. Vast waves beat against the shore and when you’re in the middle of the sea you can lose yourself to the waves and under them.
What’s interesting about water is that it’s not man made. You see, cities tend have a certain glory about them. Busy streets filled with cars zipping past pedestrians, tall buildings and unspoken rhythm are all reflective of mankind. Who we are. What we make. On the contrary, the ocean’s glory belongs to God.
The next time you’re in the ocean, think of this verse. Remember how beautiful God’s created Earth is. We, in our finite power, can never duplicate the world God made for us to live in. Through enjoying God’s creation we see Him clearly. He shines through the Sun, He whispers through the wind, He cradles through a gentle wave. God’s glory is evident. Will you take some time this week to acknowledge it?