Water Everywhere, But None to Drink

Genesis 1:10 – God called the dry land “earth,” and He called the gathering of the water “seas.” And God saw that it was good. (HCSB) 

Proverbs 20:12 – The hearing ear and the seeing eye—
the Lord made them both. (HCSB)

I recently was having my coffee on the balcony overlooking the ocean. What an amazing way to start the day, Lord!  The ocean is my most favorite place to be. Thank You, Lord, for creating this wondrous sight — beautiful white sand, darting gray birds, amazing blue water.  Water that is constantly moving.  Water that is gentle oceangullenough to tickle a child’s toes and powerful enough to wash entire cities away.  Water that can house, feed, and sustain millions of creatures but isn’t able to quench the thirst of a single beachcomber.  Water with waves for jumping, waves for riding, and waves that can take you down or take you away.  There are so many songs about Your majesty and about the wonders of Your creation, but Lord, I stand speechless and overwhelmed in that You allow me to have this opportunity to be a part of this creation simply for my own pleasure.  Jeremiah 1:5 says that before You formed me in the womb, You knew me.  You knew that I would love everything about the seashore.  You gave me the senses to enjoy the sight of the shoreline and the horizon, the sounds of the waves and the children at play, the smell of the sea and the sunscreen, and the feel of the sand washing over my feet as the waves go back out.  I don’ t really enjoy the taste of seawater, but I do so love the taste of seafood!! How can anyone look at all of this and not know that You are wondrous and powerful.  Micah 7:19 tells us that You have such compassion on us that You have thrown all of our sins into the depth of the sea.  You are strong enough to create all of this power and beauty.  You are generous enough to allow me to experience its majesty and wonder.  You are compassionate enough to throw my sins away.  You alone are Lord of Lords and King of Kings, and John 1:12 tells me that I am Your child.  Thank You, Lord


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