UPON THE SEAS

“The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness,
The world and those who dwell therein.
For He has founded it upon the seas,
And established it upon the waters” (Ps 24:1,2)

Today we visited Georgetown, the capital of the Cayman Islands. These are some things we have learned: This is a small island, a colony of Britain. Every four years the Queen appoints a Governor over the island. The weather is tropical. The population of the island is 55,000, some are black, some are white, and most of them are mixed. They have 567 (!!!) banks in this small island. Almost everybody works in the banking sector. This country is tax free so many people all over deposit their money here. The financial sector and tourism are the main industries here. It is a very clean place. The crime rate is very low. There are wild chickens walking all over the place. They belong to nobody. The tour guard says that if you are able to catch them you can eat them. They are also big iguanas lying in the sun.

There is a place called ‘Hell’. It is an area with black sharp rocks surrounded by fearful trees with long roots. There is a gift shop called ‘To hell and back’. Sorry guys, hell has no exit door! I was happy to discover that next to this ‘hell’ some Christians wrote with bold letters: ‘Jesus died for all of us! So, give Him your heart!’ Most people are Christians in this island!

The motto of the island is: “He founded it upon the seas” which is taken from Psalm 24:2. They believe that when God created the world, He took special interest in molding their island and placed it in the middle of the ocean. This is a reminder that God created the whole world. He created the big and the small countries. Men buy and sell landed properties. But men die. The Owner of the land and of the seas is God Almighty. As we travel from place to place the very thing that keeps us happy is the knowledge that we are children of the Most High God. People and places change but God never changes. To Him be all the glory! Wherever you are, please give thanks to God!

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