As far as vacations go, the beach is not my fave. I hate the sunscreen, wearing a bathing suit, getting sunburn, having sand everywhere and the sea life. *shudder* However, the ocean is one of those places that makes me see God better. I really cannot even comprehend how big the ocean is–even when I’m staring at it. And if you go to the beach at night and see the expanse of the sky, why, it’s more than I can fathom!
Once the rain cleared up on our rainy day, we went to the beach before dinner and watched the sunset. As I was standing in the waves and watching the sun slowly move and the waves lap back and forth, I was just hit with the majesty of God. I remembered that song, “When I look into Your holiness, when I gaze into Your loveliness, when all the things that surround become shadows in the light of You.” That’s how I felt. Everything was a shadow in comparison to God’s greatness. If God could create something as vast and awe inspiring as the ocean and then show off by giving us a sunset EVERY NIGHT, how can we not worship Him?
The song ends with, “I worship You, I worship You.The reason I live Is to worship You.” I think living inside my four walls and only venturing into creation to get to my car or run to the mailbox blocks off a portion of worship. I don’t see His creation enough. And when I do I am reminded why I live. It’s to worship Him.
Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters. He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. He makes winds his messengers, flames of fire his servants. He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved. You covered it with the deep as with a garment; the waters stood above the mountains. But at your rebuke the waters fled, at the sound of your thunder they took to flight; they flowed over the mountains, they went down into the valleys, to the place you assigned for them. You set a boundary they cannot cross; never again will they cover the earth. (Psalm 104:1-10 NIV)