When my 14-year old grandson returned from a whale watching boat trip off the coast of North Carolina, I asked him if he saw God’s greatness splashing in the Atlantic Ocean.
“I saw some whales swimming around and blowing mist into the air. You don’t see much but water and blowing whales and splashing flukes.”
“Then you saw God’s greatness today.”
Whales do what they were created to do, in particular the 100-foot long blue whale. He praises his Creator with his 350 tons of strength and power by obeying Psalm 148:7: Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths.” That is, he fulfills his purpose on earth as he acknowledges God’s attributes: his magnificence, his strength, his power, his greatness, and his majesty.
Think about the story of Jonah. Everyone and everything obeyed God’s will and plan: the storm, the dice, the sailors, the Ninevites, the east wind, the gourd, the worm, and the GREAT FISH–everything except Jonah!
When God sees the frolicking blue whale’s symmetry and power in his 25-foot breach, he sees the reflection of Himself.
We can learn a lesson from the blue whale.
As the blue whale praises his Designer’s magnificence and strength of the depths, let’s join him in that praise. And if we’re ever out on a whale-watching boat and see the blue whale as he frolics with his Creator, let’s realize our Creator God also frolics with us in the daily depths of our experiences as we fulfill his purpose and plan for us. And learn to take as much pleasure in Him as he does in us!