“For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.” — Psalm 95:3-4
The oceans are full of water. The water is wider and deeper than our eyes can see. The Atlantic Ocean stretches along the coast of many states and countries. It is 27,493 feet deep at its lowest point, which is more than five miles down. Unless we have a submarine or special equipment, we can only guess how many fish are in the sea.
Though we are limited in our vision and knowledge about the ocean, the Lord knows exactly how many flounder, shrimp, tuna and sharks are in the water. He knows where they are and what they are doing at all times. “For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker” (Psalm 95:3-6).
When Jesus traveled with His disciples on the Sea of Galilee, they saw Jesus prove his power. “Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, ‘Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!’ He replied, ‘You of little faith, why are you so afraid?’ Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, ‘What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him'” (Matthew 8:24-27).
When God looks at us, He sees everything. He reads our minds and sees the depths of our hearts. Even though He knows every one of our faults and failures, He is ready to redeem us if we look to him in faith. “Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:7-8).
— Bill Kent, Pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, Sylvania, Georgia
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