God Created It-3 Words to Humble Us

Eclipse fever has come and is basically gone.  This fever lasted a little longer than 4 hours the moon took to cover the sun (https://www.nasa.gov/eclipsephotos), and a lot longer, comparatively, to the maximum 2 min, 40 seconds of totality.  But soon it will be a distant memory and display as “fake news” one reporter’s wishful desire (no matter how noble, happy, or misguided), “Americans have rediscovered their love of S.C.I.E.N.C.E!” (For totality of the foolishness, it must be recited with the same breathless excitement, exuberance, and emphasis on science as to drag it out longer than totality itself).  Hate to pop your bubble, Ma’am, but the eclipse did nothing of the sort.  It momentarily distracted Americans away from Twitter.  But you know what is amazing?  God saw the eclipse in eternity past, He followed it along its fullest path, coast-to-coast, saw simultaneously totality and full sun, from all sides, from all places, and even created it when He made the sun and the moon and placed them in the universe. God Created It.  Three Words to Humble Us.

If the eclipse made people feel small in the universe or feel a spiritual sense as totality occurred, visible to them directly only through special glasses (unless they wanted to ruin their eyes) or through a cereal box or a colander, take a moment to think about how we cannot look upon God and live…until Jesus came, that is. 

Now think about how God could not only watch the eclipse with His eyes with no harm done, but He also had the power and the wisdom to create the heavenly bodies which put on that display for our enjoyment in the first place. 

God Created It all.

That ought to humble us.  Science deniers are one thing.  God-deniers, seriously, you don’t even want to go there.  People who cannot even look at eclipse without a cereal box shaking their fists at the One who put the sun and moon up there.  Good grief!  God Created It!

No warm little pond of Darwin can cultivate such a sense of awe.  Only the knowledge of God’s incredible goodness, His awesome power, His infinite wisdom, and the enormity of His significance can cause us to experience the true humility of our being made from dust.  The humbling words of God spoken through the prophet Isaiah,

I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting men may know there is none besides me.  I am the LORD, and there is no other.  I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.  You heavens above, rain down righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness grow with it; I, the LORD, have created it.  (Isaiah 45:5-8)


This “three word” series is archived beginning July 22, 2017.  

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