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Worthy of My Worship

Infinitely high and holy, yet not remote. 
Intimate, yet demanding reverence. 
Self-revealing, yet beyond comprehension.

Galaxy & DNA

No matter how much we study and learn about God, it is just the tip of the iceberg.  This is the God whose universe extends way beyond the visible universe 14 billion light years beyond us.  (See the link in my previous post.)  No matter how powerful a telescope or microscope could be made, we could never approach the limit of God’s incredible creation.  Here’s a beautiful description of His greatness:

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
   and his paths beyond tracing out!
Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counselor?”
Who has ever given to God,
   that God should repay him?”
For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.
  (Romans 11:33-36)

And yet we see this same God becoming a newborn baby in a feeding trough—and later publicly executed as a criminal—to win our hearts and make a way for us to be with Him forever! 

I am delighted to love and serve a God who is so great I could never wrap my mind around him—but whom I can embrace with my whole being as I feel His arms around me.  What a wonderful mystery!

Is He Safe?

Today my neighbor returned the first Narnia book which she had borrowed, “The Magician’s Nephew” by C. S. Lewis.  Now they’re reading “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”  And I’m delighted.  I pray that they will be not only fascinated by the thrill of this wonderful story but also captivated by the truth of what it represents.

Aslan, the beloved and awesome Lion!  On Sunday our pastor recalled the oft-quoted exchange between the children and the Narnian beavers: 

Susan:  “Is he—quite safe?” 

Mrs. Beaver:  “Safe?…Who said anything about safe?  ‘Course he isn’t safe.  But he’s good.  He’s the King, I tell you.”

This is the God I belong to—not the tame and tolerant god so many people fantasize about—but the “I AM” who demonstrated His character to his people in the Old Testament.  To those who are His, He’s as gentle as a lioness with her cubs.  But to those who reject Him, like a lion with its prey! 

I’m glad my God is powerful to accomplish His purposes and defend His honor and those who belong to Him.

I am safe. 

I am loved. 

I am content.

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