Oceans for Emotions: A lesson on creation of Earth, seas
By Elaine Wheat
"And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creatures that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good."
After watching CNN for three weeks, I couldn't get the BP oil slick out of my mind. It seemed to gum up my thinking like every other living creature on the Texas Gulf coast.
I even stopped casting long enough to ask God why He put oil under the sea where it could cause so much destruction.
I felt God socked me in my soul when He said, "Stop your whining and wondering long enough, and I'll explain my land and sea creation to you."
Then God said to me, "When I first created the Earth and the seas and put them next to each other, I already had in my mind the man and the woman I would create, and I knew that when they saw the Earth and the seas, that they would want to play and fish in them. After all, I made them in my image and I like fun, so I knew they would, too. I worried that where the Earth and sea touched each other, people wouldn't know any better and just step off the Earth's edge into the deep sea and drown.
"Being that 'God is Love,' I took the palm of My hand and pressed it against the Earth so that the sea would be shallow at first and then slowly get deeper, so that even little children would have a safe place to play in the waves.
"When I made the waves, they didn't work out very well, and they kept knocking my people over. Maybe I was on a power play, and don't laugh, Elaine, remember that you were made in my image, just like every one else.
"With the fingers of My same great hand, I dug four trenches in the sand between the waves. Then, I took My thumb and formed an island with sand dunes that would act as a barrier for the Earth behind it. Later, the fishermen and women that I made, named the trenches 'bars and guts' and not showing much creativity, they called My barrier island, 'The Barrier Island.'
"Then I realized that if every thing I had made was good, safe and fun, who would need God?
And that is how the oil spill came about. I put the oil way down deep, so nobody would get in it until they really needed it. They learned 'Drill, Baby, Drill' before they had totally learned 'Control, Babies, Control.'"
Dear Lord, I know that every one who loves the seas and the joy it gives us is praying to You now that we people got us into a mess. My loving God, please clean up after us, once again.
If you have a man in your life that you love, who loves fishing, buy him a copy of Elaine Wheat's "Oceans for Emotions, Volume 3" for Father's Day. It is available at the Advocate office for $10. To order a copy, call 361-575-1451.