Let’s keep going! We put our snorkel mask on and forced our way into the waves to see what was ahead. Beautiful blue and yellow fish swam past us while a school of big black fish went the other way. Sea grass waved as if it was welcoming us into its beautiful home. Sea urchins peeked out from under the heavy pieces of coral planted on the bottom of the ocean.
The water was full of fascinating details. Intricate lace like designs graced the underwater plants. Fish were dressed in the finest of colors. Warm water mixed with a blast of cold water reminded us that deeper places had yet to be explored.
Slowly I tried to take in every detail. I found myself filled with overwhelming awe of the ocean’s existence and fear from its enormity. Every detail of this underwater world seemed to scream the beauty and order of a creator.
I was amazed by the fact that God, the creator,
would go to such detail in a place so few would ever see.
How many people ever snorkel or scuba down to see what lies beneath the surface?
The same week I was marveling at this underwater world, much of the United States was marveling at the solar eclipse taking place in the sky. The beauty and order of space, similar to that of the bottom of the ocean, screams of a creator. Like the ocean, it too has unfathomable beauty in a place few will ever see.
Why would God go to such detail in His creation? Does it really matter if there are so many variations of fish, underwater plants, and types of coral? What if there were only 100 different types of coral in the ocean instead of 2500? Would I know the difference if there were only 100 million stars in the sky instead of 100 billion?
Psalms 19:1-4 tells us “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 ends of the world.”
These elaborate displays of His creation stir within my heart the desire to worship.
I marvel at the fact that God goes to extreme lengths for me to know Him, His glory, and my humanity. His overwhelming creation also stirs within me a sense of trust. If God would go to great lengths to create details in galaxies and underwater communities I will never see, how much does He care for me? I rest assured that He sees my need, He cares, and can be trusted.