To me, the ocean is beautiful and another example of the power and goodness of God. He made it pleasing to the eyes and filled it with interesting creatures. It showcases His glory every night as the sun sinks below the horizon. It serves as a playground for those who ride its waves, and as an education for others who study its currents (my grandpa did both!). It’s where seagulls gather and where tiny crabs burrow into the sand. But more than that, it is a reminder that although things appear to stop, like where water meets the sky, that is only an illusion.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11, NIV)
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the end of the world . . . ” (Psalm 19:1-4a, NIV)
I am amazed by the things God has created; from the tiny ants that can carry 20 times their own body weight, to the giant whales that swim the ocean deep (a blue whale’s heart can grow to the size of a small car). I eat raspberries and am thankful that God made them taste so delicious. He didn’t have to. He didn’t have to create a fruit that tastes better than candy. And did you know that there is such a thing as a “pumpkin star”? They are named that because they look like jack-o’-lanterns, and have an oblong shape. Their shape is due to how quickly they rotate. Not only that, but these stars can be up to 10 times the size of the sun (according to space.com, you could line 109 Earths across the face of the sun). God could have made things uninteresting, tasteless, colorless, but He didn’t. He made things so complex, colorful, and full of flavor that creation itself is a testament to His greatness and power.