June 20

This morning I read, “Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of
the God of Jacob; Which turned the rock into standing water, the flint into a
fountain of waters
” (Psalm 114:7-8).

This entire chapter speaks about the
awesome power of God and is worth a quick read. Sometimes I think we are all
guilty of seeing ourselves as the center of the universe. I have heard people
argue over the silliest things because one person disagreed with another. These
arguments exist from the youngest children, to the seats of authority in the
world today. The reason for these arguments is that each person sees themselves
and the authority on the matter, and anyone who does not agree with them, is
seen as inferior and just wrong.

Today as I read this simple chapter, it
served as a good reminder to me that I am very insignificant when compared to a
God who could create the oceans of the world from rock. I was reflecting on the
things that God has done in creation and marveling at the spectacular sights
that we have the opportunity to see here in our nation, as well as the
incredible things we see all around the world. God is awesome, and His creative
power is unmatched by anything we could ever dream of doing. The human body and
the way it functions is a miracle that we live in, and never give much thought
to until there is a problem.

But the most awesome thing about God to
me, is the amazing love that He had for this marred creation we call human
beings. Think about it. He made a perfect man and a perfect woman, and He
placed them in a perfect environment, on a perfect earth. He asked them to
refrain themselves from eating from one tree … one tree out of thousands … and
of course, they chose to disobey and eat from that tree. If any of us was God,
we may have wiped out these two and started all over again. But, we are not
awesome, and He is!

He made the decision long before He
breathed the breath of life into Adams lungs, that His one and only Son; His
only-begotten Son; His Son in whom He was well pleased, would come to the earth,
suffer and die on a cross, all to purchase our redemption from sin! This single
act of redemption, when compared to all the physical miracles of creation, is
the greatest miracle that we have ever known. The fact that God loved us enough
to send His Son to pay our sin debt blows my mind. Today I hope you will pause
to consider our awesome God. Revel in His creation, but also rejoice in your
salvation!