The seas have lifted up, O Lord,
the seas have lifted up their voice,
the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea –
the Lord on high is mighty.
Psalm 93:3-4 (NIV)
Perhaps this scripture tells why I love the sea so much. It is the very reflection of the Lord God Almighty. The seas do indeed speak and the sound is irresistible; we must listen.
It croons and calls out, it exclaims, and softly murmurs. It is like a love song from the Lord. When the waters glide slowly onto the beach in soft quietness of a peaceful morning or ending day, we are calmed by the beauty and discipline of so great a mass. We find rest for our weary souls.
When the waves thrash the shore, we both see and hear the majesty of the sea, and are reminded of the strength and power of Almighty God. As roiling, pounding waters rush back into their depth, going we do not know where, we are told again of the Lord’s supremacy and mystery. The clap and thunder of the waters cause us to stand still and respect what it can do. Only the Lord controls the seas.
We marvel and exclaim this work of Your remarkable hands. That you could create and then draw a line the seas must respect. Only if You decide, may the deep waters crawl or dash further than you determined.
You have designed the seas with many facets that describe You. Their sounds still us and draw us, caress with a music that soothes. Yet they can crash and quickly remind us they are also to be feared. The great waters move with obscurity. We both see and do not see; much remains secret. There is gentleness, grandeur, and might. It is all a reminder of You, Almighty God, and we sing with the seas, praises to Your Magnificent name.
The sea is His, for He made it. Psalm 95:5