Saturday, December 13, 2014

His Name is Lord



“This God. This God you live for, worship, give up yourself for; what is so great? What makes Him better?”

What makes Him better? How can one describe what makes the God of the universe better than all else? The earth and all that is in it proclaim His name. The birds that fly are a testimony, the plants that grow, the mountain air and the crashing waves. Sunrises and sunsets; it all points to a God – a creator God, a loving God, a righteous God. A God of wonder and love. How can you see the stars above and not see the wondrous deeds, the knowledge, the amazement, the art? The art of our creator God.

And then the people. The precious people of the earth, all created in His own image. How He must love us to say that we should be created in His image. We ourselves point to the glorious God, even more than the countless grains of sand and stars in the sky. Go! Go into the nations and see the beauty in the people. An African grandma weaving a basket outside her hut; a papa hard at work for his family; a mama holding her newborn baby close; and then the children, big and small, faces filled with joy. Fishermen bring in their daily catch, architects design beautiful buildings, cooks fill the air with delicious smells, teachers bring knowledge, and pastors proclaim Jesus Christ Lord and Savior. All created in His image, we are. In the image of this Jesus, who is Lord. He is God. With the Father and the Spirit, they are God. They are three, but they are one; a great mystery. A mystery beyond our imagination because our God, they are. The one and great and holy God, and Lord is His name.

Lord of the earth, the sky, the seas; the trees and the breeze. Of the millions of stars and countless grains of sand; of every bird that flies; each mountain that trembles; every baby that cries, He is Lord. Lord of all that is, for He is the beginning, the end, the in between. He is God; the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, one God.

Forever, our God.

“As for our redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.” – Isaiah 47:4