Be In Awe

Have you ever spent time pondering the sheer majesty of God? Have you looked at the stars at night and thought about how they were created? Have you tried to count the number of species and various breeds of animals? What about thinking about the make-up of your DNA?

Sometimes, our breath is taken away when we see nature in action. Perhaps we take a trip to the coast and stand on the cliffs overlooking the ocean. We might drive into the mountains, go to the top, and take in the view for miles and miles. We may travel through a desert and marvel at the endless sand and the sparsity of plant and animal life.

Have you followed the recent Mars mission NASA is conducting? Do you know they sent a small helicopter attached to the rover and it took its first flight recently? We, humans, are beginning to reach out to the planet nearest ours to look for evidence of life forms past or present. It has taken us years and years to design and develop this capability.

God created all that we see and feel. He created each one of us. The ecological system is extremely complex with millions of plants, animals, humans, and microorganisms all relying on one another to maintain a balance. Our very own human bodies are extremely complex, a compilation of millions of cells that coalesce into muscle, organs, and fluids. When we spend a little time thinking about the complexity of it all, we can quickly become overwhelmed—or, more accurately, we are in awe.

Once you have thought about it and been overwhelmed, think about the God who created it all and His love for you. Yes, the all-powerful God who created it all knows each one of us, loves each one of us, and provides for each one of us. He knows us even more intimately than we know ourselves and cares for us more than anyone we have ever had a relationship with.

If thinking about these things doesn’t put us in awe of God, we haven’t really spent time to contemplate them. If we are not overwhelmed with wondering how a God who created all this can care for us, we have no appreciation for how special we are to Him. He knows each name, habit, desire, trait, and the number of breaths we take. How can we not be in awe of God?

I pray we all are in awe of God. I pray we take time to observe the vastness of His creation. I pray each one of us realizes God cares for us. Be overwhelmed. Be in awe of God. Know that He knows you. Know that He cares for you. Know you are special to Him.

Psalm 144:3-4

Lord, what are human beings that you care for them,

mere mortals that you think of them?

They are like a breath;

their days are like a fleeting shadow.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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