15th August 2015

The Wonder of You!

“Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. To him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever.”
Psalm 136:3-4 (NIV)

In this modern age words like awe, wonder and majesty don’t spill easily from our lips. But as we think about and begin to realise that this earth is indeed full of the awesomeness, the majesty and the wonder of our God, we can see clearly and begin to understand our frailty and humanity.

Do you remember how Isaiah reacted whenever he saw God on his glorious throne? He records: “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim (a high order of angelic beings), each with six wings; With two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.’ At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. ‘Woe to me!’ I cried. ‘I am ruined…for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.’” (Isaiah 6:1-5). I’m sure that I would have been terrified myself, wouldn’t you? Isaiah realises just how human he is and how insignificant and small he is compared to the great majestic God.

As we look at this earth and take note of the beauty of the creation, I believe that we can see the hand of the great Creator in every bird, butterfly, flower, rainbow, sunrise and sunset! The wonder of his majesty is reflected in all of these things and much, much more. So much so that the Psalmist declares, “I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.” (Psalm 9:1-2) So, do we talk—and tell others about the wonders of our God? Elizabeth Barrett Browning once wrote:
“Earths crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes—
The rest sit around and pick blackberries!”

How very true—in some ways we only see the things we want to see and the rest gets lost in the shuffle. Most of the time I delight in seeing the fingerprints of God in everything around me, and the more I perceive this the more often I can use the words, Awesome, Wonder and Majesty!

Prayer
Creator of everything wonderful, I stand in awe of the work of your hands and in wonder; worship your majesty!
Amen
 

Study by Cliff Neill

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cliffneillAbout the Author:
Cliff Neill is an Elder in Grace Communion Church Luton.

Local  Congregation:
Grace Communion Church Luton
Farley Hill Methodist Church
North Drift Way
Farley Hill
LUTON
LU1 5JE

Meeting Time:
Saturday 10:30am

Local Congregational Contact:
Harry Sullivan
Phone:  01908-582222
Email: harry_sullivan@wcg.org.uk

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