Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sea II


Have previously pondered the place of the sea in the bible, I decided that I might quickly run through the sea using the God's World formula: First Days, Dark Days, Israel, Jesus, Last Day, Today. So here is the First Day post.

"This is God’s world. He made it and continues to sustain it. He made it to reflect his nature by being a place of life and peace. He made humanity to enjoy his world and to live in thankful obedience and dependence on him. When God created the heavens and the earth, it was tohu mobohu – formless and void – covered in the ‘waters of the deep’ and the Spirit of God hovered over the waters. God separated these waters and formed out of them the sky, the seas, and the land. God saw what he had made, and it was good, including the Sea, which was teeming with life (Gen. 1:21). And humans, created to live in obedience to and dependence on God, were to exercise dominion over the living creatures of the sea."

10 points if you can name the beach.

3 comments:

Jonathan said...

Is it Freshwater Beach, Manly?

The thing that stands out the most to me in your post for some reason is our dominion over the creatures of the sea, in contrast to the lack of control over the vastness and power of the sea itself. I think these aspects of the sea are the most striking, whether we view the sea positively or negatively. It is definitely an amazing part of God's creation, and it's quite an experience even seeing it together with someone who has grown up without seeing it.

Moffitt the Prophet said...

Yep, it is Freshwater.

"The thing that stands out the most to me in your post for some reason is our dominion over the creatures of the sea, in contrast to the lack of control over the vastness and power of the sea itself."

Thanks Jonathon

Moffitt the Prophet said...

Did you know that the Bishop of Durham used to rule with absolute power over Northumberland (northern England), with his own form of parliament and army, etc?