The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. Psalm 95:5-6 NIV
We walked several miles down the boardwalk today. It was a beautiful, sunny day and we weren’t the only ones enjoying the peaceful ocean. There were runners, bikers, couples and lots of dogs. Some of the dogs were soaking wet after having a romp in the waves. Others were walking along sniffing and greeting everyone they met. One particular husky seemed much more interested in the pigeons than his surroundings.
How often are we like that husky, going through life concentrating on one thing and missing all the beauty around us? People were admiring him but he couldn’t bask in the glow. The waves were roaring and the sun was glittering off their white caps, but the doggie only saw birds trying to get dinner. He didn’t savor the journey and the many blessings of the day as he wanted those pigeons for his dinner.
Often we can only focus on one thing and it is not always the ONE thing that we should be concentrating on at the moment. This world is not our home but God made all of creation for our enjoyment. We are to take care of it and realize it is God’s blessing. Genesis 1:31a states, “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good”. Not just good but very good.
Today as you go about your daily tasks, look around you. God’s creation is beautiful from the snow-capped mountains to the never-ending oceans flowing back and forth. As the old hymn says, “This is my Father’s World”. Stop and enjoy it today.