May 2023

shells on beach


Where do seashells come from?

If you are fortunate enough to be able to walk the beach, one of many amazing things you see, are seashells – all sizes, colours, patterns and shapes.

So, where do they come from?

Most shells come from soft-bodied molluscs which need the hard protection of a shell. The animals make them. They have a layer of tissue on their body called a mantle; they are connected to the shell by this mantle which actually creates the shell. When the animal dies the shell is often pounded against rocks and sand and may eventually break down into sand. How marvellous is God's creation!

So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:21 

Let them praise the name of the LORD, for at his command they were created, 

and he established them for ever and ever— he issued a decree that will never pass away. 

Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths…..

Psalm 148:5-7