We stand in awe of God not only because of creation, but also because of redemption
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“By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him.”
Psalm 33:6-8 New International Version
There are times that all we can do is stand in awe of the God who called creation into existence. It doesn’t matter whether we’re surrounded by mountains, feeling the ocean lapping at our feet, or standing waist-high in prairie grasses, all of creation speaks out the name of our Creator God.
Whether we stare into the stars of night or the ground upon which we walk, we’re called to stand in awe of God. This God who called all the starry host into existed and who breathed into his human creatures the breath of life is far beyond our comprehension. Our God cannot be dumbed down to our human level. He will always remain utterly beyond our comprehension, and we will always stand in awe of our Creator God.
However, he is also a God who reveals himself to his creatures. He has revealed his true nature to the world through his Son, Jesus. We see all that God is in the Word made flesh. It is God who reveals himself to us, not merely through creation, but more importantly in redemption.
As wonderful and majestic as creation is, our redemption through the blood of Christ is even more awesome.
God blesses those who stand at the cross twice. He blesses us with creation, and he blesses us with redemption.
How can we do anything else but stand in awe of our God?
Copyright Douglas P Brauner