Upon the Face of the Deep

My family and I spent the day at the lake today. For the first day of spring, it wasn’t too bad here in Central Kentucky. About 64 degrees with bright sun and a light breeze that made it a little nippy at times, we all wore long sleeves. But we had a great cookout and did some hiking and fishing.

While waiting for the food to cook, I sat and stared at the beautiful lake out in front of me, just past the pavilion and the playground area…

Those little white specs in this picture are NOTHING compared to the spectacular display I saw in person! They danced and flitted all over the water like stars or, as my daughter noted, like sparklers. Stars on the water. I am always utterly mesmerized by this occurrence every time I see it as if it’s the first time.

And so, I sat there, wind whipping my hair, as this beautiful dance continued on the face of the water.

But unlike so many times before, my mind immediately went to the words “face of the deep.” After all, isn’t that what they call water? “The deep”? Well, of course, that thought led me further to think about how the book of Genesis spoke of the face of the deep as well…

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” (Genesis 1:1-3)

These verses played over and over in my mind as I thought about “the face of the deep” as it was mentioned here. I thought about how the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. About how He said, “Let there be light,” because darkness was upon the face of the deep.

And I couldn’t help but to smile!

Could it be that He created this magnificent BEAUTY as an ever-constant reminder that He cast aside the darkness on the face of the deep and created light FIRST?

By the way, isn’t it interesting to note that He created LIGHT before He created the light SOURCE? (He did that on day four, Genesis 1:15-19) I am ever in awe of His Ways!

A view of the lake from the shoreline.

Every time I look at the water, and think about what I can’t see beneath it, I am humbled nearly to tears to think that He “…measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span…” (Isaiah 40:12).

And to think, this is the same God who put on the garment of flesh to come into this world and offer Himself as the Lamb without spot or blemish, calling us HIS, bought and paid for with His Own Blood!

That is a kind of humbleness you will get from NOTHING ELSE. Only from the One who moved darkness from the face of the deep.


  1. Oh my goodness, Stacey! This just humbled me to SEE what you were talking about! What a revelation! I also imagined a great big smiley face over the whole lake-the face of the deep. I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed the first day of spring and got to see the sparklers on the water!
    May we all SEE Him face to face! 💜

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      Girl, I’m telling you… I don’t know WHY it never occurred to me to post pictures before, lol!! I had been thinking about writing a blog about it all day, and then when I got home and was downloading pics off my camera, that one came up and I thought… WOW! I can actually SHOW THEM! 🙂 Oh goodness, I thought of so many things sitting there watching that <3 Yes indeed...MAY we SEE Him, FACE TO FACE!!! Hallelujah!!

      1. Oh you know I’m all about the pics! Oh my goodness, you could do all kind of posts from them. Pictures always tell a story! I loved yours!💜

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