Goodness of God

I just want to stop today and reflect on the awesomeness of God as well as His triune nature. He (all of him) created the universe and everything in it.

 

Genesis 1:1 could not begin with more profound words: “In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth.” The creation of every atom and molecule in existence was the work of the Triune God: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

 

Genesis 1:2 Mentions the Spirit explicitly: “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”

 

And John 1:1-3 makes clear that Jesus (the Word) was intimately involved in creation:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.

 

From the tiniest particles scientists are still trying to fathom with their supercolliders to the most massive galaxies of stars, God made it all. And yet…and yet, he chose to create you and me. And rather than the animals, He left us with free will, so we could choose to love Him or not; choose to obey Him or not. He could have made us love Him, but He instead gave us the ability to turn our backs on the Creator of the Universe.

 

God knows our inmost being and our inmost thoughts. Jeremiah said God knew him before he was born. David spoke about God’s intricate knowledge and personal creation in Psalm 139.

 

13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.

 

Our God is an awesome God. He reigns from Heaven, yet His Spirit guides our hearts on an individual level (if we let Him). He is the author of all that exists and all that has ever existed and all that ever will exist, yet He limits Himself, voluntarily. After dying in our place to make a way back to Him, He waits like the prodigal son’s father. He looks for us to come home every moment of every day, but He doesn’t drag us home. He stands at the door and knocks.

 

Take a moment right now to meditate on the incredible power and vastness of God while remembering that He loves you…intimately and completely…despite your sin.