Wednesday, May 23, 2012

That which does not exist...





Scripture

For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,
(Romans 4:16 NASB)
(as it is written, “A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS HAVE I MADE YOU”) in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who gives life to the dead and calls into being that which does not exist.
(Romans 4:17 NASB)

 

Observation


Abraham was a man who exercised incredible faith in God and recognized that while other gods were worshiped, there was only one God! Our God and Father, the loving Creator of all things is beyond our imaginations. Abraham understood a very profound fact about Yahweh -- and that was His ability to create from what does not exist.

 

Application


There are times when I simply want to sit back in awe of God and worship Him. We live in a period of history in which there is great creativity and many new things are constantly being made. I heard a tale years ago about the US patent office and that at one time they thought they would have to close down because they thought that probably pretty much everything had been created that ever would or could be created. Today, I would imagine, they are busier than ever as humanity's creative juices continue to flow! However, even with all of today's creativity, humans can only create from what already exists. We utilize the resources which have been provided for us. There is no one who can create from nothing -- aside from God.

Today we are called to serve God, the one who raises the dead and can call into existence that which does not exist! Just pondering that thought for a moment today is overwhelming. We are invited to share in His divine nature -- to fellowship with Him -- through prayer and time in His word. The more we hang out with Him, the more we participate in Him -- but at the same time, the more we discover that He is so great and so powerful that He is simply beyond our comprehension.
I rejoice in simply worshiping the God I love this day and am in awe of who He is!

 

Prayer


Lord, my heart cries out to you in love this day. Thank you that you show such love and care for a small creature, a little piece of your creation. Amen.

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