Sunday, January 6, 2019

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum

That’s Awesome!
Psalms 66:1-12
Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men. (Psalm 66:5)
The word awesome is tossed around a lot these days. Talk about cars, movies, songs, or food—and somebody will say, “That’s awesome!”
But if we call earth-side stuff awesome and then call God awesome, we diminish how truly awesome He is. A friend of mine has a rule in her house—the word awesome is reserved only for God.
Trivializing God is no trivial matter. He is far more than a companion who will fit into our “buddy system” or a divine ATM responding to our impulses. Until we are stunned by the awesomeness of God, we will be way too impressed with ourselves and lose the joy of the privilege of belonging to an awesome God.
A look at the Psalms puts it all in perspective. One psalmist declares, “For the Lord Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth” (Ps. 47:2). And another psalm commands: “Say to God, ‘How awesome are Your works!’ . . . Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men” (Ps. 66:3,5).
What could be more awesome than the love that compelled Jesus to go to the cross for us? Put Him in His proper place as the only One who is truly awesome, and praise God for His awesome work in your life!
PRAYER
Dear Lord, make me humble to understand your awesomeness in life.Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
If you’re too impressed with yourself, take a closer look at God’s awesomeness.
Christian Education Forum, Diocese of NAE of the Mar Thoma Church