Meditations From the Heart
Who is this God of the universe - this great expanse of galaxies, planets and stars?
The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows His handiwork. Psalm 19:1
The declaration of the glory of God is made known in the message of creation. This message is understood in every language. There is no people who cannot understand the speech of creation. Its message is powerful. (Psalm 19:1-3) The speech of creation tells of beauty, of power, of excellence in imagery, of wisdom, of glory and grandeur. Its message tells of a Being who is supreme in intelligence, wisdom, and excellent in power. The universe speaks volumes of the supreme intelligence and intricate wisdom of its Maker - The Almighty God, The God of the universe. I AM is His Name. (Exodus 3:14)
How could a majestic universe as this create itself? God’s “hand has laid the foundation of the earth” and his “right hand has stretched out the heavens”. (Isaiah 48:13). “For thus says the Lord who created the heavens,” “God who formed the earth and made it and established it. God who formed the earth to be inhabited” – says - “I am the Lord, and there is no other”. (Isaiah 45:18)
Could a universe of this magnitude sustain itself? Who can fathom the heights or the depths of this vast enterprise? Each day proclaims the majesty and awesomeness of I AM. Each night tells of the wisdom of its Creator. One day follows another with precision, and every aspect pertaining to the make-up of the day is awesome. The sunlit days, the cloudy days - the timing works. The night comes in succession to the daylight on schedule. The moon and the stars fulfill their duties faithfully. Every aspect regarding the period of a day works consistently and has been from the beginning of time.
The Almighty God who said— in the midst of the earth’s darkness and chaos—Let there be light and there was light. The Spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters when the earth was yet unformed. The stars and the moon he ordained - the sun to shine in the day and the moon by night. This God created the heavens and the earth and everything that is in them. “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made and all the host of them (the galaxies with their myriad of planets and stars) by the breath of His mouth.” Psalms 33:6
The Almighty God created all animals both in the sea, and in the earth, the fish of the sea and all the birds of the air. Who sustains the seas and the rivers with its fish and other creatures? Who brought them into existence? The God of the universe - Jehovah. “For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.” Psalms 33:9
Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” “So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:20, 21.
The Almighty God, who said “Let us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness” - Genesis 1:26 - 28 - created the human race. “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; And man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7.
The name of the first man was Adam, and God placed him in a garden named Eden to maintain it. To Adam God also gave him the responsibility of naming the animals.
“And the Lord God said, It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Genesis 2:18. “And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam and he slept; and He took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh in its place.” “Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.” Genesis 2:21, 22. Her name was Eve. Thereby God instituted the union of marriage between the man and the woman.
This great, majestic God of the universe, the Creator of the heavens and the earth and everything therein, desires a relationship with you and me. The One who spoke to Abraham and said, (Gen 17:1) “I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless”. He speaks to us today by His Son Jesus Christ – “through whom also He made the worlds”. He upholds “all things by the word of His power”. Heb 1:1-3
“After He (Jesus Christ) had offered one sacrifice for sins forever sat down at the right hand of God (His Father) from that time waiting until his enemies are made His footstool.” Hebrews 10:12,13
“For God” —the God of the universe – “so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16, 17
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
I AM WHO I AM - Almighty God, The Creator, The Sustainer, The Redeemer, wants to be your Savior.
All references are from the NKJ version of the Holy Bible