Psalms 19:1 (NLT) The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship.
We are inundated by testimonies of God’s reality, existence, love, power, and wisdom. We look up to the heavens and we see greatness there. We look up to the sky and we see precision, order, beauty, skillful work of art. Not everyone comes to the same conclusion, but I can’t help but see glory and majesty behind them all.
Creation is a silent yet very visible evangelist pointing us to God. We have to just be more observant and more conscientious of the beauty and the marvels surrounding us. If God could create such awesome wonders, and sustain them throughout all ages, how can He not take good care of us? He is more willing and able to care for us than we think.
Dear God and heavenly Father, God of creation, thank You for leaving us more than sufficient proofs and demonstrations of You. I pray that we’ll be more aware of Your constant presence, of Your immense and tremendous power, of your unfailing love, your inscrutable wisdom, and the universe-size billboard flashing those truths continuously—in Jesus’ Name, amen.
Acts 7:50 (NLT) Didn’t my hands make both heaven and earth?’
The fact that the one true living God was the One Who created both the heavens and the earth is enough reason for us to not worship any other god or being but Him.
Of course, others question the validity of this truth. They don’t believe God created creation. They somehow have a hard time accepting this. But there shouldn’t be any problem believing God can create. The fact that the universe is so big is not a proof that no person or being could be responsible for its beginning; it is proof that God who created this magnificent, immeasurable universe is way more powerful and bigger than we imagine.
There is no reason for us to worship anything or anyone else other than the One really worthy of worship. That’s no other than the one true living God. Any other entities pulling us to give them a greater place or a higher priority in our hearts and lives than God himself ought to be resisted with all wisdom and might. They’re trying to deceive us and cause us to place our attention on something so little—to settle with something infinitely smaller. God longingly wants us to set our minds and hearts on Him, to have our lives dedicated to the best of the best: the best cause, the best reason for existence, the best Being Who exists. He wants us to live the best way we can: from the best source, through the best means/sustainer, for the best purpose. Oh, that gives us so much worth and significance.
We thank you Father for being real. We thank you for leaving us with more than sufficient convincing proofs of your existence and greatness. You’re an indescribably powerful and wise God. And you choose to care for us so much, to love us with a consistent, continuous, persevering, and endless love that we won’t find from anyone else. We thank you for giving us a very gracious invitation and welcome to You and into your very presence—the presence of our great and Almighty, All-wise Creator.
Luke 2:16 (KJV) 16And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
Jesus was described in no spectacular way; in fact, unlike Joseph and Mary, He was not even called by His Name. He was just referred to as babe. This doesn’t mean however that that’s all there is to Him. Jesus was way more than just an ordinary baby.
What we know about Jesus, and what others know about Jesus fail in comparison to who our precious Lord really is. Just because he was born humbly in a manger, just because he lived as a human being, just because he died, it doesn’t mean He is just an ordinary man. He is the king who came down from heaven. He lived as a man but he lived a victorious sinless life through 33 years of Him being here on Earth. He died a sacrificial death and paid for the sins of the whole world of all generations. And he is right now seated at the right hand of God the Father. He will come back as the King of all kings and the Lord of all lords to judge both the living and the dead. He will rule and reign over every tribe, every language, every nation—forever.
That’s our Jesus—and a lot more.
The description doesn’t define the person or create the substance. Others may perceive Him very lowly or unfavorably, but He is still the great He is. Same with us: others may look down on us and say all manners of evil against us, but we are who we are. We are not affected by people’s demeaning words if we don’t let them.
Isaiah 40:25 (KJV) To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
No one compares with God; no one is His equal. Whatever angle we look at, whatever category, whatever area, He is infinitely set apart. He’s the only true living God. Aside from Him, there is no other. He is Holy; He is High and lifted up; He’s also close to us, and He cares tremendously for us.
God is absolutely awesome. He never fades, never weakens, and never dies. He’s our creator and sustainer. What power! He keeps the universe in order; He manages this world; He takes great care of you and me. His Son came as a really great additional proof of all these. He is the exact representation of Who He is. Through His sinless life, sacrificial death, and victorious resurrection, we see God’s holiness, power, wisdom, and love very clearly.
We look at the sun, the moon, the stars; we see majesty. We look at the ocean, the mountains, the flowers; we see beauty. We look at the mother, the father, the baby; we see love. God is the ultimate expression of all these. His majesty far transcends the universe; His beauty far transcends all the flowers of the field; His love far transcends all our human love. The one true God is Holy; there is no evil or sin in Him. We understand why we have innate sense of good and evil. This is true to all of us. God is all-powerful; He is the Creator. We’re not at lost as to how everything existed out of nothing. God is all-wise; He is responsible for the order we see all around; we’re not worried about the planets colliding on each other. God is all-loving. He gave us His beloved Son; now we are saved; now, anyone can be saved.