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"Standing in Awe"

October 4, 2006

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I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere Him. Ecclesiastes 3:14

Be careful! The week can get so full of activities that we fail to take in our wonderful world. All around us are the things God in His good pleasure has given us. We stand in awe of Him and His power, beauty, and wisdom.

Let your mind soar for a moment! At the speed of light (186,273 miles per second), one could travel around the earth seven times in one second, but it would take five and one-half hours to reach Pluto, and 100,000 years to cross the diameter of the Milky Way.

Our God has created a spectacular universe! Why? So that, recognizing Him as creator and provider, we would stand in awe of Him!

But God's greatest act is not found in the stars or in a beautiful sunset, but in the cross of Christ on Calvary, where salvation and eternal life were gained for us sinners. While His universe is awesome, one day it will pass away. But His greatest act, forgiving our sins through the cross and empty tomb, will endure forever.

In awe and joy we stand before Him in prayer and worship and let Him know how great He is.

PRAYER: Dearest heavenly Father, I stand in awe of Your power and great love. All praise and honor to You alone! Amen.

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Today's Bible Readings: Isaiah 59-61    Romans 11:19-36

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