As a kid did you ever think about God and wonder where He came from? How He always existed? And did you ever try to wrap your brain around eternity—something that goes on and on and on . . . and never ends? Such concepts were unfathomable to my childish mind. In fact, unfathomable for my adult mind!
I’ve recently been in that place again—just being amazed at God’s greatness, but from a place of faith and awe. While God sent Jesus to show us what He is like as our Father and Savior so we could grasp His personal love for us, we sometimes forget about God as the mighty force that created not only this vast universe we live in, but everything that is!
The Bible says God “determines the number of stars and calls them each by name.” In October 2016, an article in Science (based on deep-field images from the Hubble Space Telescope) suggested that there are about 2 trillion galaxies in the observable universe with about a 100 million stars in the average galaxy. Try wrapping your head around that!
Sometimes we just need to remember God as the mighty force who created everything because we often limit Him to only a finite picture of what our human mind can image. Last night, a couple of days after I wrote this blog but before I posted it, my husband and I watched the movie Genesis Code on Amazon Prime. It’s a Christian film and its message is that the Bible and science, particularly Genesis’s account of creation, are not incompatible. The physics is beyond my understanding, but it will blow your mind and increase your faith!
We usually don’t think about His mighty, raw power when it comes to our everyday life on earth. We wonder if He really has the power to deal with all the issues of the world we live in. Does He really hear and answer our prayers? Can we trust Him to lead and guide us?
Sometimes we just need to sit still and meditate on the greatness of God. When we do that, we will find ourselves lifted above our finite problems into the presence of a mighty, powerful and awesome God.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalms 121:1-2 NIV)
I just love being in the Awe of God.