New England has many beautiful beaches and lighthouses, so today we packed up our kids and headed over to Scituate Lighthouse for a few hours.
Peter and the kids walked on the rocks and enjoyed being sprayed with freezing cold water as I watched with disbelief, shaking my head and clucking my tongue, sure that they were all going to be swept away by some huge wave or catch their death of cold from all of that cold water. :)
Whenever I watch the waves beating on the rocks, my thoughts turn to the immensity of the ocean and the power of the water. And then my thoughts turn to the God who made the ocean. I can hardly move my kid’s plastic kiddy pool full of water but the Bible says that:
God has measured the waters of the earth in the hollow of His hand.
“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? ” Isaiah 40:12
He tells the sea how far it can go at the shore.
“He gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command” Prov. 8:29
And when Jesus stopped a storm with the words “Peace, be still!” his disciples were amazed and asked
”What kind of a man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?” Matt. 8:27
The same God who is big enough to control the ocean is able to help you in times of trouble. We all have problems of one kind or another, either physical, emotional, relational,or material. Where do you turn when you face these problems? The next time you see the ocean, think about the God who is so big that he holds this world in his hands. The God who spoke this world into being. Don’t you think He can help you?
Some great resources for times of trouble: