Thursday, February 05, 2015
The God who...
Most mornings I'm out the door before sunrise. Heading for a coffee with someone, off to find a place to read the word before the day gets busy, but one of the first things I do as I leave the house is look up at the stars and say, "Good morning, Father."
One of the titles describing God, and used often in the bible, is "the God who made heaven and earth." It's used to give clarity to who we are dealing with, to define his power, his glory. It's used because we can all look up at the stars and see his work. This title, the God who made heaven and earth, is meant to give a role above any other god people worship. Often, added to this title are these words, "the God who made heaven and earth and all things in them."
Psalm 19 says, "the heavens declare the glory of God." When you look at what he has made and acknowledge his work it forces you to say, "wow, this is a big God!" It is also meant to make you realize something else...if God can do that then he's big enough to handle my problems.
In truth we all need a big God, a God who can do anything. And so he introduces himself to us in this way, "hi, I'm the God who made heaven and earth and all things in them....is anything too hard for me?
By the way, that last phrase is a question God asks often in the bible..."is anything too hard for me?" If I can make all of this don't you think I can help you?
We need a big God. A God who can help. That's the God of the bible. And to our surprise he invites us to ask for his help, to ask him...as a loving Father...to meet our needs, calm our fears, heal our wounds....and he offers to answer those prayers.
I don't know about you, but I need a big God. And so I come to the God of the bible, the God who made heaven and earth, and I worship and rest and ask for his help....because he's big enough for my biggest problem.
That's the God I serve. That's the God I want to worship! The God who made heaven and earth and all things in them....he's my God.