From ancient times people have been awestruck by the power of the ocean. Sometimes described as angry and powerful like a mighty beast that listens to no one. The sea can be unruly and untamed; giant waves relentlessly attacking ships and invading rocky coast- lines with surges which hit with power, sending spray and sound all around.

At other times the sea can be gentle, delivering calm and happiness as the tide licks your toes. Meditation and reflection come easily as gentle waves resonate with the soul.

Psalm 93 reminds us that God made the ocean. Christians dont honour the ocean; we exalt the Creator of the ocean. Our reflection on the gentle drumbeat of the waves on shore enables us to commune with the heart of the drummer.

Above all, this psalm acknowledges that God is mightier than his creation, more powerful than the greatest ocean waves (vv. 34). We worship the Lord, the eternal King, who is our Lord and closest friend. Whatever you are going through today, however much the thun- der and roar of many waters, remember then that God reigns.

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform.
He plants his footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm
. William Cowper.

Reverend Gordon Crabb