4 minutes | Jul 19, 2021

All That God Has Done

God is so worthy of our praise. Have you ever let yourself really focus on some of the things God has done...and then gotten carried away with how much you are in awe of Him? Have you ever looked at nature to see what God has created or thought about how He keeps life going and sustains the entire universe every single day? God made all things good, and even though the world has been broken by sin, we can still catch glimpses of what God is like through what He has made. When a new baby is born, we can marvel at how intricately God designed us. He is the One who sustains life, and He cares for us in our weakness and smallness. When we behold a beautiful sunset or a strong storm, that is just a hint of how powerful and worthy of our praise God is. There is so much here, on this wonderful-yet-broken earth, that shows us what God is like. Have you taken time recently to look up at a sky filled with stars? Or to look down at a patch of soil filled with living things? Have you taken time to just look at yourself in the mirror—flaws and all—and think about how God put your face together and decided just how you should look? Even with the acne and scars that inevitably come in this broken world, we can still marvel at how God made us—purposefully, carefully, beautifully. He looks at us with love. God deeply wants us to know Him and enter His rest. That’s why He sent His Son, Jesus, to reveal truths about God that we could never know from just looking at creation. And through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, God made a way for us to be close to Him and know Him intimately. If we follow Jesus, we get to be part of His redemptive work as He heals brokenness in, among, and around us. And we get to look forward to the day when Jesus will return and make all things new and whole— fully good as God intended. If we’ve put our trust in Jesus, His Holy Spirit lives in us and helps us to see the wonderful things God does. He helps us ponder the greatness of God, who has done so many things to amaze us. • Emily Acker • God offers us so many awe-inspiring moments, like being in nature, holding a newborn baby, and singing with our church family. When do you feel the most in awe of God? • What is one of your favorite things God has made? What does this reveal about Him? Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psalm 103:2 (NIV)
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