I spent last week at the beach and I realized while I was there what the Lyrics in the song “Ocean” by Ten Shekel Shirt truly mean when it comes to serving God.
Those Lyrics are:
“There’s something about the ocean, Makes me rise up and praise. There’s something about the heavens, Makes me stand in awe again. There’s something about the sunrise, Reminds me of Your faithfulness. There’s something about the ocean (Your presence), And I’m lost in love again.”
These words got me thinking about God and His love for us, but also about our love for Him. There is something about the ocean that can make us rise up and praise God when we take in the beauty of the sea. The sense of standing on the beach looking out over the water and seeing it go on as far as you can see will help you to realize how great God’s love for us is, as far as we can see…
As the lyrics of this song state, Creation can remind us of God’s awesome nature, of his love and faithfulness, and leave us standing in complete awe of God. The truth of it all is, however, you don’t have to go to the ocean to take in the amazing beauty of God’s creation, look around you where you are…from the mountains with views that go on for miles to the rivers and lakes which show us the blanket of water that houses life for a number of fish and sea life; it all shows us the power, majesty, and love of our Creator.
Psalm 95 speaks to this when it says:
“3 For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. 4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. 5 The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. 6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. 7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.” – Psalm 95: 3-7 (KJV)
Today, I would encourage you to just take the time to admire the beauty that is around you and enjoy the creation that God has set before you, remembering that everything we see in nature can show us the Love and Glory of God. Trust Him today and praise Him, lose yourself in His love, for He is good!