The awesomeness of God…


Psalm 33:6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all their host by the breath of his mouth. 7 He gathered the waters of the sea as in a bottle; he put the deeps in storehouses. 

Two things strike me today about these verses. First, v.6 reflects creation in which God “breathed” or spoke things into being. That generative power in the word of God is present today in many ways, especially at the altar when we speak over bread and wine to become the body and blood of Jesus. And in the waters of baptism when the word of God is spoken over people. And in the word of scripture we read each day, which does a work in us from the inside-out.

Second, I think about the vastness of the oceans of the earth. How many gallons of water? Uncountable. Yet God gathers them “as in a bottle”. The “deep” of the ocean was also considered very dangerous in ancient times. People didn’t sail the open ocean, but tended to stay relatively close to shore. The deep ocean was also the home of monsters like “Leviathan”. Yet God tames them as if they were nothing.

Lord this morning we ponder the awesomeness that is You. Hold us in the palm of your hand this day. Amen.

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