Monday, September 24, 2012

Imagine His Awe


I was reading about Abram the other day, when God made His covenant with him. As I read I could only imagine the awe Abram must have felt when God promised him a seemingly impossible promise…

“And He brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then He said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” And he believed the Lord, and He counted it to him as righteousness.” –Genesis 15:5

That is not the first time God spoke to Abram about His promise…

“The Lord said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Lift up your eyes and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, for all the land that you see I will give to you and to your offspring forever. I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if one can count the dust of the earth, your offspring also can be counted. Arise, walk through the length and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.” –Genesis 13:14-17

Wow! Imagine standing under the heavens, with multitudes upon multitudes of stars twinkling over your head and God telling you that He will bless you with that many offspring. Or imagine standing in a wide open land and God telling you to look to the north, the south, the east, and the west because that land is what he will bless your many offspring with!

And the most amazing part about all this?

Abram and his wife, Sarai, were not able to have children. In fact, they were considered too old to have children.

But not in God’s eyes. For with Him all things are possible. All things. Because He’s awesome. Totally worthy of our awe.

When was the last time you were in awe of God? It doesn’t take much…look around you. The gorgeous autumn leaves falling from the trees were created by Him. The beautiful sunset that streaks across the sky in colors of orange, pink, and purple was painted with His fingertips. Maybe He’s blessed you in a seemingly impossible way like He did Abraham.

Lord of heaven and earth, You, and You alone, are worthy of our awe.

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