Psalm 33:5-8 He loves righteousness and justice; the world is filled with the gracious love of the
Lord. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made; all the heavenly bodies by the breath of his mouth. He gathered the oceans into a single place; he put the deep water into storehouses. Let all the world fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
Dear shore lovers and beach goers in the Lord!
It is that time of the year again. All of us are cleaning out our beach gear, setting up our shore houses, and dreaming of warmer weather! It will not be long until the waves are hitting our ankles; the sand is between our toes, and the sun beating down upon us. Oh the days are coming that the sun will stay out longer, the tans will get a little darker, and the summer days will give us a feeling of contentment and joy.
David talks about the shore in Psalm 33! He talks about the Lord who created all that we have and filled it for our pleasure. As I stood on the shore in my first summer serving Zion, I looked out as far as I could see, and of course I could not see the other side. All that I saw was water. Water was to my left, water was to my right, and water right in front of me. Just thinking of the amount of water that filled the oceans amazed me. I was part of the, as David said, inhabitants of the world that stand in awe of what God has made for me. David says, “He put the deep water into storehouses”, which are none other than our oceans. What a view! What a joy to see what God has made!
What an illustration about the love that God has for me. God’s love spans the oceanfront. When you stand on the shore, all you see is water. It never ends. As you look at what God has done for you, remember that just like the endless water, His love and forgiveness for you will never end. Psalm 103:12, “as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.” We have a God who will never fail us and will always show His love for us. Thanks be to God that the cross and the benefits of it has no boundaries and never ends!
To HIM be the glory!