Saturday, September 23, 2006

Something Fishy

God created the fish and the creatures of the sea on the fifth day of creation - the same day He created the birds. (see previous post)

The seas are filled with some of the most bizarre and beautful animals on the planet. Not only are there millions of types of fish, but there are also sponges, lobsters, crabs, clams, oysters, worms, snails, whales, octopi, starfish, sea horses, jellyfish, barnacles - and many, many others.

Man has never reached the deepest parts of the oceans. One spot on the floor of the Pacific Ocean is 36,198 feet deep. Compare this to Mount Everest, which at 29,028 feet is the highest mountain in the world!

The blue whale is the largest animal in the world today. The largest blue whale ever caught weighed 340,000 pounds - the weight of over 2,000 men! Because of its enormous weight, the blue whale could only exist in water, which helps to support it bulk. When whales are waashed asoure, their lungs are usually crushed by their tremendous bodies.

Our God knows everything there is to know about the sea and its creatures. He created them, He rules over them, and He rules over the winds and the waves. Psalms 104 and 107 talk about God, the ruler of the sea and its creatures.

God also knows the answer to every mystery or problem that may face us. We do not need to be afraid of the unknown, because He knows all and will take care of us.

4 comments:

Jim said...

Amen to the last part! That takes a load off my mind.
I like fish better than birds.
Just this week TV showed a new fish the scientists had found, a walking fish. They sort of waddle around the bottom with most of their weight on their stomachs.
Also saw some flying fish on the news. They are very prolific and not wanted. Since they can't be eliminated, they (?) are planning to raise and harveste them for zoo food.
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Tammy said...

I love the ocean, and on my first ever visit felt the most at peace there as I have anywhere on this earth...it was almost as if He whispered across the water to me...an awesome experience!!
:-D

lori said...

Jim,

You are funny! I am glad you like fish. : )

lori said...

Tammy,

The ocean is peaceful to me. How far do live away from Airport Highway in Ohio?
I shop at a store called Aldis once a month. The store is a lot cheaper than the grocery stores around my home.