Awesome God

We serve an awesome God! The enormity of our God cannot be captured by the words of man. Speaking of Jesus the apostle John wrote – “And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written” (21:25). Every superlative of the English language would still pale in comparison of describing our God. He is the One who in eternity brought forth His creation and has successfully sustained every living being from that point onward. It is simply impossible to describe an infinite being who possess insurmountable power, wisdom, and love. Our objective is not too lofty to give an exhaustive description, but rather to try and give a simple summary of our God in three words - eternal, creator, and sustainer.

Our God is ETERNAL! Our world and concept of reality is completely dependent upon some form of time. Everything we do on a daily basis is centered around a starting and ending point, but these things are absent in eternity. There are no definite starting points and endings, but rather these things simply exist. Our finite minds will never be able to understand this reality on earth and in this physical existence. The Psalmist wrote – “Before the mountains were born or You gave birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God” (90:2). The eternal nature of God is an awesome characteristic and one that is only shared by those in the godhead – the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. We serve an eternal God who is and who was and who is to come.

Our God is the CREATOR! We cannot even being to fathom the power to be able to create. We may have the ingenuity to invent and “create” new advances with new technology, but we always start with the necessary ingredients. No man has ever made an entirely new substance by merely speaking it into existence, but this is exactly what God accomplished on the first day of creation – “‘Let there be light’; and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). In a moment, the unseen became our reality. As the Hebrew writer wrote – “By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible” (11:3). We serve an omnipotent God who created everything by merely speaking them into existence.

Our God is the SUSTAINER! The One who from eternity spoke forth His creation is the same One who gives us the bread to eat, air to breath, water to drink, etc. Every single blessing from the greatest to the most underused and ignored comes from only one source - God! He is there as the sun begins to arise for its journey across our sky. He is there when the sun falls into another nightly slumber. He is there during our darkest night. He is there through it all. He has counted every hair on our heads, and He knows every one of our needs in this life. He has abundantly supplied every need, and above all of these things, He extends to every person His grace and salvation through His Son Jesus. Our God does not simply want to sustain our lives on earth, but rather He desires to sustain our lives for all eternity. The Eternal desires to share eternity with us – can we even begin to understand this tremendous blessing?

We serve an amazing and awesome God! As the Psalmist wrote – “The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands” (19:1). When one looks into the cold and cloudless night sky, he stands amazed by the enormity of the universe that surrounds him. Our God is great! Our God is big! We need to spend more time every day contemplating our God and how wonderful He is. One of the greatest blessings is being able to call Him our Father. May we never neglect the opportunities we are given to deepen our faith, hope, and love for our awesome God.