Monday, February 20, 2017

Jellyfish Declare God's Praise

Colossians 1:17 - He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together.

When my family lived in Connecticut, we were members of the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut. We would visit several times a year and it was always exciting to see what new sea creatures they had on display. We especially loved the jellyfish room. It was a whole room containing jellyfish of all types and sizes. Signs on the walls point out that jellyfish have no brains, no lungs, and no hearts, but are very much living creatures.

One case is filled with jellyfish no bigger than finger tips. Beside that case is a picture of the largest jellyfish ever found. It 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. God was being extra creative when He made that!

As my family loved the jellyfish room because we found it amazing how these creatures could be alive without the vital organs that most other creatures have. After one visit, we discussed how jelly

fish could even live. Without hesitation, my daughter replied, "Jesus!" What a great answer. Though we may not understand the vastness of the universe, every intricate piece of it points to a Creator. That Creator 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. Jellyfish are a reminder that we serve a holy God who created all things and continues to hold all things together.

Lord, help me to find Your hand in all of creation. Amen.


This devotional is from the book “Heavenly Mundane” by Dr. Terry W. Dorsett. Dr. Dorsett has been a pastor, church planter, denominational leader and author in New England for more than 20 years. He is a happy husband, a proud father and adoring grandfather. He is a cancer survivor and believes that God works powerfully through times of suffering. He writes extensively and you can find all of his books at:  

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