David Jeremiah Daily Devotionals September 6 2022 :
Let the fish in the sea speak to you.
Job 12:8, NLT
Recommended Reading: Psalm 104:24-26
Rest well last night? Keep both your eyes closed? Settle down into rhythmic breathing?
What if you had to keep one eye open all night and make a conscious decision every time you needed to breathe? That’s how dolphins sleep. Their breathing is not automatic; they must decide when to take their next breath. God designed them that way, but He also gave them some pretty amazing abilities. Dolphins allow only half of their brain to sleep at a time, and they close only one eye at a time. When the left eye is closed, the right half of the brain sleeps. When the right eye is closed, the left side of the brain gets some… well, shut-eye. They alternate from one side of the brain to the other, getting the rest they need yet never fully losing consciousness.
The fish of the sea can speak to us of God’s glory. His natural world is full of curious wonders, and the genius of creation moves us to worship. Today look for an animal—any animal, from the kitten in your kitchen to the sparrow outside your window—and take a moment to praise God for His inventive genius.
Let all things their Creator bless, and worship God in humbleness, alleluia!
St. Francis of Assisi.