Monday, March 3, 2014

Holy Jellyfish

The last couple of days I have been posting about a visit my family recently made to the Mystic Aquarium. I have been sharing how we learned a lot about marine life but also learned some lessons about life itself. I wanted to post one final life lesson from that visit in today's post.

One of the most fascinating sections of the aquarium was the jellyfish room. They have jellyfish of all types and sizes. A sign on the wall noted that jellyfish have no brains, no lungs, and no hearts, but are very much alive. One case was filled with jellyfish no bigger than our finger tips. Beside that case was a picture of the largest jellyfish ever found, which was the size of a school bus. Imagine a living creature the size of a school bus that has no brain, no lungs and no heart! Clearly God was being extra creative when He made that!

As we toured the jellyfish room and talked about how these creatures could be alive without the
vital organs that most other creatures have, we questioned aloud how they could even live. Without hesitation, my daughter replied, "Jesus!" What a great answer. Colossians 1:17 reminds us that "He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together." Though we may not understand the vastness of the universe, every intricate piece of it points to a Creator that knew how to make living creatures that do not follow the rules that our limited understanding of science uses to explain the world around us. Walking through that jellyfish room reminded us that we serve a holy God who created all things and continues to hold all things together. Even jellyfish can cause us to have a holy moment with the Lord.

To read more devotionals written by Dr. Terry Dorsett, consider the book Touching the Footprints of Jesus. 

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