Wednesday, June 1, 2016

throwback to Jellyfish Lake

If you go to, you can find all sorts of random news stories, pictures, videos each day. The other morning, I stumbled on a link titled "12 Weirdest Lakes in the World" and joyfully found Jellyfish Lake in Palau listed...a lake I had the chance to snorkel in 1991 when we lived on the island of Guam and traveled to Palau to scuba dive for a weekend.    

Jellyfish Lake is packed with a species of jellyfish that have lost their sting.  When we set out to snorkel, our guide told us to look out on the lake and determine where the most direct sunlight was located..and then to swim toward that spot.  Upon approaching the sunny spot, you snorkel into thousands, and you can hardly see past them to any of your fellow snorkelers because the jellyfish are so thick. They are crazy beautiful...and they travel across the lake each day to follow the arc of the sun "because golden jellyfish don’t just enjoy basking in the sun—they need its light to survive. Solar rays nourish essential, algae-like organisms called zooxanthellae, which live symbiotically in the jellies’ tissues and provide their hosts with energy as a byproduct of their photosynthesis."  see this link for pictures and more information:

There's a good devotion in there, I think.  Following the arc of the Son...not just because we enjoy Him but rather need His light to survive.  Our cells were made to soak up His light in order to really live and thrive. 

"I am the light of the world." -Jesus
"I am the way, the truth, and the life."  -Jesus

Photograph by Ciemon Frank Caballes, National Geographic Your Shot

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