Pardon the delayed posting ….
Friday, September 5th – Day 3 of 7 – Just Another Glorious Day at Sea Day
On one of our many cruises through the Caribbean, we did a ‘helmet dive.’ That’s where you wear the ultra heavy (about 30 pounds) deep sea diving helmet with air hose attached, and nothing else. The guides take you down a ladder into the ocean about twenty feet. On the sandy bottom, you can walk around and view this amazing landscape first hand.
I mention this, not because we have one planned, but because the captain of the Legend told us in his daily announcement today that the sea we’re sailing over is approximately 40,000 feet deep. Forty. Thousand. That’s 39,980 feet deeper than I’ve ever been!
The numbers are difficult to wrap your mind around. The vastness is mind-boggling.
I look out over the ocean from the top deck on the panoramic view of … sea. Water. Ocean. As far as you can see. The distant horizon is a slash where dark gray meets blue, and in some places where puffy clouds dip low, white. This ship carrying 3,000 passengers and a crew of 1,800 looks … small. Tiny, even. A dot. A blip in the grand scheme of things.
And yet, the Bible also tells us He knows the Sparrow’s every need and provides without being asked. He counts the number of hairs on our head. As far as the east is from the west …
Today is a day of humility and humble thanks for a God who is just and righteous, and oh so merciful. I, for one, am thankful to be sheltered in the palm of His hand.