We take water for granted, and yet if we stopped and though about it’s rarity in the universe we would be filled with wonder as to its presence and origin. So far, in all the exploration of the solar system and space beyond it, we’ve not found water on any planet. Ours is the only one with water on the surface in abundance – and an atmosphere that is perfectly in balance to maintain water on it. So, before we begin to think that we’ve got wisdom enough to run our own lives – we ought to also consider the water on our planet and God’s orchestration of it by creation and by wisdom in how it works in our world.
The language used here is not limited to describing water in its current state. God speaks of how the sea burst forth through doors and out of the womb in the earliest moments of creation. Some creation scientists postulate that there was a different way that water worked in the Eden environment. There was no rain until the time of Noah. The water cycle before that time involved a mist that would arise and water everything on the planet. This would explain the lust green forests that have been found in the midst of the icy confines of the polar caps. The event by which these seas burst forth through their “doors” is the flood. Again creation scientists have a theory that the earth was surrounded by a water vapor canopy that not only allowed for a worldwide tropical climate, but also blocked UV rays to the point where people would not age as they do now. The third thing this would provide for is a rain event that would flood the entire earth under enough water so that everything would die except those preserved on the Ark which Noah built at God’s direction.
That flood would have happened at the same time that massive earthquakes (described in Genesis as “all the fountains of the great deep bursting open.”) would have opened up fissures in the earth where massive underwater reservoirs would have let loose their water into the seas, helping the earth flood greatly. This cataclysmic event would have radically changed the face of the planet. At the end of this event God describes the way that he established boundaries for the water where the water’s proud waves would have to stop.
We consider all that we see with our current lakes, rivers, and oceans a given – and yet to begin to comprehend how God gave us these things is beyond our understanding. Water, and the current water cycle, was set into place. Thus we’ve had water ever since. But as to how it got here – we are clueless. Why our planet alone has it like this is even a greater mystery.
So we have an all-powerful God by whose wisdom all that we see was put into place. We have an all-wise God who gave it to us according to a sheer genius that is beyond anything we could ever conceive. When we go to the beach – the water comes in waves and crashes against the beaches of the planet. Why it works this way – and how it came to be this way is attributable to God alone. The utter brilliance that formed it and fashioned it is also the same utter brilliance that manages our days according to the will and purpose of God. That, hopefully, is of great comfort to you. It was meant to be. Remember that the next time you go to the beach.