Thursday, 1 May 2014

The God Article

If I go up to the heavens, you are there, if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. Psalm 139:8-10

This Psalm of David is much more than an affirmation of the presence & power of God who unlike us or the angels for that matter is able to be everywhere at the same time. This Spirit inspired poem conveys a personal relationship that begun even before David was born. David is in a relationship with the living God & the wonder of how great God is.

It is obvious that David is pained because God is being unjustly accused. At this time there is no need to respond as he did with Goliaths challenges on the battle field. David resorts to prayer, trusting in God’s timing & ways, mindful of his own life also as he seeks to honour the King of Kings& Lord of Lords.

An excerpt from the Heidelburg Catechism (A summary of biblical teaching)

26. Q. What do you believe when you say: I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth?

A. That the eternal Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who of nothing made heaven and earth with all that is in them, who likewise upholds and governs the same by his eternal counsel and providence, is for the sake of Christ his Son my God and my Father; in whom I so trust as to have no doubt that he will provide me with all things necessary for body and soul; and further, that whatever evil he sends upon me in this vale of tears, he will turn to my good; for he is able to do it, being almighty God, and willing also, being a faithful Father.

As it is with the telescope so it is with the Bible, it only reveals so much & no more. As I look deeply into the pages of the Living Word God reveals his glory & wonder, His world also…How great is God!


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