Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen
Recently I was speaking to a group of men, some of whom are new believers, some who have been believers for a couple of years and others who have been Christians for decades. I wanted to transmit something of the greatness, the might, the majesty, the wonder of Almighty God. How do you provide a glimpse of a God who is far higher, deeper, and wider than they had ever previously imagined? How do you enable them to see just how much we limit this God?
I decided to share with them some facts about the Universe.
The size of the universe is astronomical (pun intended)!! Yet, God, it’s creator is so much bigger then even this. In various places in the Bible, God’s magnificent creation is referred to.
He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing. (Job 6:7)
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? (Isaiah 40:12 )
Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion’s belt? Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs?Do you know the laws of the heavens?
Sometimes we forget that the God who brought “forth the constellations in their seasons” is the same God who says to us:
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you: when you walk through the fire, you will not be burned;
For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour “
In His loving kindness, he gently reminds us,
“I am with you always even to the end of the age”
And when we feel lonely or sad He says,
“I have called you friends”
When we are having a ‘bad day’ or a ‘down day’, let’s not forget to turn quickly to the our Creator God who waits to reveal Himself to us “exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think”.
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