For me, the ocean raises it's voice to reach inside my soul and move my spirit. It is my muse. It changes over time, has moods, touches every sense, is filled with life and holds hidden secrets. If you are a scuba diver you know the ocean is not a quiet place. Sound is amplified under water and travels great distances to tell it's story. I have only to sit on a beach, inhale salty air, listen to crashing waves and I am held in it's sway.
In a world overflowing with distractions, the sea reminds me what is important. To raise my own voice without holding back. To nurture life. To understand I cannot do this journey alone, we are all connected. To accept there are times to be calm and times to demonstrate fury and fight for what is right. To never forget to give thanks to the one who created me.
The ocean exemplifies how to worship with abandon and power to the Creator of all things. The sea is alive and if you listen, tells a story about our Lord. God is magnificent and powerful. He inspires awe. He breathes life into us.
The seas have lifted up, Lord,
the seas have lifted up their voice;
the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
4 Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea--
the Lord on high is mighty. Psalm 93