Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Thinking about the Ocean
Those who go down to the sea in ships learn about the power and danger and depth of the sea. That's how the Psalmist puts it. I have been reflecting on why our vacations are almost always near the ocean. In addition to Laura's upbringing on the gulf coast I believe we both take strength and mystery from the vastness, the predictability and the danger of the sea and surf. Its a pretty big subject in the bible, and in history. Someone had to sail to get to this nation, the oceans define the continents and thus the nations and cultures that develop around those places.
Finally, we are given dominion over the creatures of the sea, and the fishing industry has been part and parcel of every age of human development. I am developing my thoughts for Sundays message.