Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Big God!

It was amazing to view the vast and complex universe during the presentation of “Indescribable” last Sunday on DVD. I think all of us felt very small and humble as we viewed the gigantic expanse of the universe that lies beyond our own galaxy. With so many shapes and colors of the stars thousands of light years away—trillions of them, all in their own orbit, truly we do have a BIG GOD!

God said, “My hand has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has stretched out the heavens.” Isaiah 48:13

In the Psalm of David we are reminded of the bitterness of man and the greatness of God. “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you visit him?” Psalm 8:2-4

Even though man is miniscule in relation to the immense universe, he is still the pinnacle of God’s creation and the object of His watchful care. In fact, God is watchful and interested in everything about us. Psalm 139 tells us that this Big God “knows everything about us. He knows when we sit down or stand up. He knows our every thought and charts our path ahead. He tells us where to stop and rest. He knows where we are every moment.” (vs. 1-3)

It is an awesome thing to know that God who created the universe also understands everything about our actions, thoughts, and motives. How does God know us so well that He knows what our thoughts are before we even speak them?

In Psalm 139 we are told that “God made all the delicate, inner parts of our bodies which He knit together in our mother’s womb.” God forms and possesses our secret parts, the seat of our desires and longings, which the word for “secret parts” in Hebrew is called the “reigns” or the seat, the tenderest and most secret emotions. The all-powerful hand of God guided the wonder of our conception.

Today we honor our GREAT BIG WONDERFUL CREATOR GOD who made us. Job said that “you guided my conception and formed me in the womb.” (10:10) God formed and fashioned us as a unique emotional, rational person possessing a nature that would continually grow into the likeness of Christ. “You must display a new nature because you are a new person created in God’s likeness – righteous, holy, and true.” (Ephesians 4:24) “I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made!”

- Pastor Amundson