Oceans have always been one of my favorite places.  

Perhaps it is the salty water that I can breathe in, the fine sand squishing beneath my toes, the vast view over the water, or the jagged rocks that line the shore.  

I go to the sea to be amazed.  To be reminded.

At the sea, I am amazed at the vastness of creation, and at its beauty.  God created the heavens and the earth, and He knows how many grains of sand there are on the sea shore.  He knows how deep the water is, how vast the ocean spans.  And I am amazed.  

That a God who created all of this cares about me.  

That my life is just an instant in this world, just like I am not even a speck to those standing on the other side of the ocean.  The saltiness of the sea reminds me that God created some things to be different – the fresh water lakes are not just little seas.  They are distinct, different, unique.  Even every sea is not the same, nor is every lake.  

We are all created with our own purpose, and we shouldn’t compare ourselves to everything around us that was created in the same image of God, but for a different purpose.