The blowhole of this Blue Whale can be clearly seen on the top of his head. As a mammal, he needs to periodically surface to fill his huge lungs with air so he can breathe underwater. This means that a whale can never fall fully asleep! Instead, they only allow half of their brain to sleep at a time. The other half of their brain stays awake in order to come up for air when needed.
Today’s verse reminds us of how constant God’s care is of His own. As the Maker of heaven and earth, He is all- powerful and has no need of sleep. During the contest between God and Baal, Elijah taunted the false prophets when their god did not answer. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened! (I Kings 18:27) The frantic dancing, shouting, and cutting of their bodies did not awaken a god that did not exist. By contrast, our God is a faithful Source of help, always attentive to our cry day or night.
What a reassuring thought that He watches over me day or night! There is never a time when I need to get His attention. He is always thinking of me as His thoughts toward me are more numerous than the grains of sand (Psalm 139:18). His watch over me means that He knows and He cares. Nothing gets past Him. What He allows to happen will be used to strengthen my faith and deepen our love relationship. Whatever I am facing today, I can trust that He knows what He is doing.
Thank you Lord, for Your faithful watch over me.