There I stood with my son on the sandy beach. We were looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. And the cool water was feeling good on our feet. As we gazed at the massive body of water, I couldn't help but think about how huge it is, and how small I am.
The Atlantic Ocean is world's second largest. It covers over 41 million square miles. And it covers around 20 percent of the surface of our world. Amazingly, the deepest this ocean gets is a mind-boggling 27,841 feet. It's just hard to fathom how gigantic this one body of water is.
But wait, it gets even better. This is only one of the Earth's several oceans. And collected, they cover just over 70 percent of the face of the globe. What a huge amount of water that is!
Then I stood there and thought about this: Although I'm small compared to that, the oceans are small compared to God. This verse (Isaiah 40:12) popped into my head: "Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand?" That's a rhetorical question. The obvious answer is God. He is so big and mighty, that all of the oceans, rivers, lakes, and ponds of this planet could collectively and easily fit into His hand. Because of this, He can measure how deep and wide this body of water is just by looking at what He's holding.
Wow. Nobody else can do that. And it's just one reason we can say that our God is awesome.
He's big and powerful. That means He's more than capable of taking care of us and handling any problems that come our way. And that gives us one more reason God is worthy of worship. Simply put, He is unlike any other.
The next time you see an ocean, remember this. Yes, it is tremendous and impressive. But God is even more so. And we can trust Him with all that we are and all that we have.