Monday, July 20, 2015
Frolicking with God
Imagine, kayaking in the open ocean when the largest mammal ever to exist on earth, a Blue whale, comes up alongside. With great care, the man lowers himself into the water and films the amazing creature, which can be 100 feet long and weigh 200 tons or more. Imagine a heart the size of a car and tail flukes 25 feet wide.
I am filled with a sense of awe at a God who would create such an amazing animal for the pure joy of it. Our God delights in His creatures frolicking. He enjoys me, and wants me to have fun. Rather than being a hard taskmaster who cracks the whip and demands obedience, this verse reminds me that God wants me to know Him.
God reaches out to man to reveal Himself. He constantly sends reminders of His existence and causes us to stand in awe of His incredible creativity, diversity, imagination, and love.
The book of Genesis reveals God kneeling in the dust to form man with His own hands, gently breathing life into his nostrils. At creation, God called everything good. He created man in order to love him and to be loved by Him in turn.
Ponder this fact, the Creator of the universe sees you as someone special. He delights in you and wants you to know Him. If you’re not close to God, perhaps these whales can change your perception of Him.
Open up the Bible, it is filled with instances of His tender love. Learn to frolic with God and enjoy Him. Draw near to you so that He can enjoy you.
Check out this video of an encounter with a blue whale at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVtw94PJ8XA
© Copyright by Norma Gail Thurston Holtman, November 3, 2011
About the author:
Norma Gail’s debut contemporary Christian romance, Land of My Dreams, released in April 2014. She has led weekly women’s Bible studies for 20 years. Her devotionals and poetry have appeared at ChristianDevotions.us, the Stitches Thru Time blog, and in “The Secret Place.” She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, FaithWriters, Romance Writers of America, and the New Mexico Christian Novelists. Norma is a former RN who lives in the mountains of New Mexico with her husband of 39 years. They have two adult children.
Connect with Norma:
Book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQbZIoC_JSE
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/land-of-my-dreams-norma-gail/1119606864?ean=9781941103173
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas Bookstore: http://store.lpcbooks.com/product/land-of-my-dreams/