LORD, you have made so many things! How wisely you made them all! The earth is filled with your creatures. There is the ocean, large and wide, where countless creatures live, large and small alike. The ships sail on it, and in it plays Leviathan, that sea monster which you made. (Psalm 104:24-26)
The sea has often been a place of mystery and wonder. Many people are captivated by its diversity and seek to discover its hidden depths. Some of the sea creatures almost defy description, such is their variety (like the flathead, the hammerhead shark, the seahorse). When we look at even a small sample of sea creatures in an aquarium, we might wonder about our creator and how he cares for each living being.
God indeed has wondrously created the sea and all its creatures in his wisdom (including the mysterious 'Leviathan' sea monster which 'plays' in the sea). Yet all creatures (no matter how large or small) look to God for their food and for protection - in fact, their very lives come from God.
If God cares for a lonely clownfish as much as for the playful ‘Leviathan’ sea monster, how much more will he care for us and give us what we need. Let’s look to him in trust and faith and we will not be disappointed.
Heavenly Father, creator of the heavens, the earth and the sea, open your hands and provide what I need for today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.