Jesus is Lord Over the Heavens & the Earth    4/3/2018

God's Eye galaxy

Zechariah 14:9   

9The LORD will be king over the whole earth. On that day there will be one LORD, and his name the only name.

Psalm 113:4-6

4 The Lord is exalted over all the nations, His glory above the heavens. 5 Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, 6 who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?

Possessing the capability of “stooping down to look on the heavens and the earth” …that is a BIG God. Imagine it. Can you? The closest description I can find for the awesomeness of our amazing God is to attempt to describe the brilliant sky on a dark clear night. You can look up and, as far as the eye can see, your vision beholds beautiful, twinkling stars against a deep azure backdrop. The sight is breathtaking, and yet we only experience a finite, defined section of the magnificent heavens. Now think about God’s view of the same sky. He must ‘stoop down’ to see the heavens and the earth!

My father was an engineer for NASA, traveling all over the world researching sites for launching rockets and was a key player in getting those rocket ships into space when the time came. One summer Dad had to spend the entire season in Africa preparing for some important project. I remember him trying to explain what he and his team were doing and me only asking one question: “Will the astronauts see God?” I could tell by Dad’s expression my question had caught him off-guard. Finally, with a sigh of relief, he responded, “These satellites do not carry astronauts.” I guess that was easier than explaining the resplendency of God to his little girl.

My image of God at that point in my life was that of an old man with a long white beard, robes, and a walking staff, sitting on top of the world. Thankfully, with age arrived spiritual maturity. Now I know how minute my analysis of God had been — God defies accurate description. We cannot put Him in a box; we cannot depend on mere words to portray His brilliance; we cannot describe the indescribable.

“The Lord is exalted over all nations, His glory above the heavens.” Knowledge of God’s greatness is enough to bring me to my knees in awe and praise. The song So Will I, by the contemporary Christian group Hillsong, best captures the humbled swirl of emotions I feel when I attempt to fathom the one true God, exalted over all …

God of creation

There at the start

Before the beginning of time

With no point of reference

You spoke to the dark

And fleshed out the wonder of light

And as You speak

A hundred billion galaxies are born…

In the vapor of Your breath the planets form

If the stars were made to worship so will I

I can see Your heart in everything You’ve made

Every burning star

A signal fire of grace

If creation sings Your praises so will I

If the stars were made to worship so will I

If the mountains bow in reverence so will I

If the oceans roar Your greatness so will I

For if everything exists to lift You high so will I

If the wind goes where You send it so will I

If the rocks cry out in silence so will I

If the sum of all our praises still falls shy

Then we’ll sing again a hundred billion times

(https://binged.it/2JbU9U1)

The next time you find yourself making God small, walk outside and look around. Day or night, you will see God’s beauty everywhere! Look at the never-ending sky. Imagine the infinite number of galaxies. Now multiply all of this magnificence by infinity; then you will begin to fathom the greatness of the Power that created all of existence. That is my God!

If He can do all that, consider what He wants to do for you.

~Heather Kvaternik

 

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