The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength;
indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.
Your throne was established long ago;
you are from all eternity.
The seas have lifted up, 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.
Your statutes, Lord, stand firm;
holiness adorns your house
for endless days. (Psalm 93 NIV)
Today’s Devotional was written by:John Hodges
I remember the first time I saw the ocean. There are hardly any words to describe it. So vast. Breathtaking. And pictures can never do it justice. It is always more than photographs suggest. There is an underlying sense of tremendous power in the ocean. The water is constantly moving, churning. The waves rise and fall, surge and recede. Today, humanity walks in cautious reverence of the power of the sea. We know the destruction that it can cause. Throughout history, men and women have challenged the sea, determined to master the mighty waters. But none have been successful—except one.
“He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm.” (Mark 4:39 NRSV)
There is only one Master of the sea. There is only one who is mightier than the power of the ocean. Not only do the waters submit, they lift up their voice in praise. What else can we do but worship Him? Look at the world today knowing that God is bigger than your biggest ocean. Imagine the awesome power of our Lord! There are hardly any words to describe it.
Almighty God, we are humbled by your awesome power! Calm our troubled seas, and renew our courage to face the crashing waves of life. Together with the seas, O Lord, we lift up our voices in praise, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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