Thought for the Week

Argyllshire Advertiser - - DISTRICT NEWS - With Mar­i­lyn Shed­den

THERE are just not enough su­perla­tives to de­scribe the phe­nom­e­non that is The Blue Planet.

How won­der­ful to have some­thing over which we can en­thuse, and which has the abil­ity to en­chant and en­thrall us.

Amidst the con­tin­u­ing news re­ports which tell of the mess hu­man be­ings are mak­ing of this planet, in con­trast we have a won­der­ful in­sight into the amaz­ing life of the oceans.

What an hon­our and what tech­no­log­i­cal ge­nius to bring this glo­ri­ous un­der­wa­ter world right into our liv­ing rooms.

The pho­tog­ra­phy is spec­tac­u­lar and we stand in won­der at the knowl­edge of David At­ten­bor­ough.

Many crea­tures ap­pear on our TV screens some of which, like dol­phins and whales, seem like old friends while oth­ers we could not even be­gin to imag­ine.

I am think­ing of the Sea Toad fish in the Gulf of Mex­ico which has evolved feet with which it can shuf­fle along the ocean bed. There is also the very cute look­ing oc­to­pus with big eyes which drifts through the ocean like a grace­ful bal­le­rina.

How­ever, what re­ally took my breath away were the crea­tures who live in the very depth of the ocean where there is no light what­so­ever.

Yet they are out­stand­ing in their beauty and are adorned in a myr­iad of iri­des­cent colours. They bring light into the dark­ness and beauty where there is bleak­ness.

There is no one to see them, but they are there.

I won­der if God cre­ated these for his own plea­sure and de­light. What a priv­i­lege to also catch a glimpse of that won­der.

I look for­ward to the next part of the jour­ney. From the deep­est ocean to the fur­thest star God is there.

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