From ron caoua, leadership school student
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen 1:1, NIV) The very opening words of the Bible establishes the starting point for everything; not only creation, but the very foundation of our faith and why we call Him, “God”.
“For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20). Even if God never reached out to His creation, everything that is (both visible and invisible) have His unmistakable signature and proclaim the beauty of His handiwork.
“I am the Lord, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by Myself.” (Isa 44:24) So many times, when we face our biggest struggles or feel there is little hope of change, we lose sight of how great and powerful our God truly is. Mounting bills, poor health, strained relationships, loss of property, and the uncertainty of our immediate future, can rob us of our perspective on who we serve.
“For by Him all things were created; things in heaven and on earthl, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him.” (Col 1:16) As we go about our day, let’s keep an eye on all that He has created; the big and the small. For we serve a God who’s works can be “clearly seen.” The Creator, who made everything from nothing, is our God and our Savior.
During this fast, let’s take a step back from what is immediately in front of us and reestablish our perspective on “His eternal power and divine nature.”