תהום tĕhowm: [n] "the deep; primeval ocean; abyss"
This week, while preparing a sermon for Mark 6.45-56 in which our Lord walks on the water of the sea in a wind storm, I came across this quote, which struck me as a timely reminder:
"[Columbus's] sailors imagined all manner of sea creatures and sundry monsters of mythic proportions. They fathomed horrors out of the deep recesses of their own souls - where indeed the fiercest horrors do dwell."
- George Grant,The Christian Almanac for August 3rd