This is a funny photoshopped picture created by Coty Sloan. We were having a bit of fun teasing each other about the possibility of seeing Nessie while we were at standing on the shore of Loch Ness and he created this photo for a laugh.
Opinions have always been divided about whether there is such a thing as the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, or mermaids. When I was a child, my best friend, Diane Paulk, and I were always working up our imaginations about something. We had BIG imaginations.
As an adult, I still have an imagination that runs on high throttle, but I believe there have been enough eye witness accounts to take them seriously about Nessie, Big Foot, and Megalodon Shark. I just don’t think that many people are deliberate liars. They know that the very moment they tell their tale, they are subjecting themselves to ridicule and scoffers. They must be seeing something they can’t explain.
Our Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife publicly says there are no black panthers in Kentucky, but I have seen them myself and have heard countless stories from others who have been eye witnesses. I haven’t seen Mammoth Caves either, but enough other people whom I believe have seen them to make me know they are real.
So, is there a Loch Ness Monster? People have been trying to figure that question out for decades. Yet scientific discoveries are unveiling new species all the time. The most uncharted species live in the depth of the oceans. Is it possible that some prehistoric life form has survived through the centuries and one such creature has managed to survive in Loch Ness? I don’t know. Maybe yes and maybe no.
My friend, Sarah Boggs, requested one thing from my big trip to the UK. She wanted a photo of Loch Ness and a stone. We first saw the Loch in the evening light from the roadway across a field, circling around a bend. I never realized it was such a huge inland body of water. It was a beautiful place to take a photo for her.
I’ve spent a lifetime wishing I could see Nessie, if she really exists. Though we didn’t get a glimpse of anything out of the ordinary this day, I knew I was as close to seeing the Loch Ness Monster as I probably ever would be in my life time. I stuck my shoes in the water and gathered a few pebbles from the beach for Sarah and Darla, who had asked for them. I was happy just to have been there and seen a place filled with so many possibilities.
As mortal men/women, do we really think we know all of what God has created in the depth of the oceans, in the heavens, or in galaxies beyond? Who can unravel the creative beauty, the diversity of God’s infinite expression, or the countless secrets unknown to man that still reside in the depths of the heart of God? How foolish are we to try to define an infinite God with our finite minds and limited knowledge.
Genesis 1:21 – “And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly,”
Psalm 104:25 – “There is the sea, great and broad, In which are swarms without number, Animals both small and great.”