Many years ago Rich Mullins declared in a song that “ Our God Is An Awesome God”. Today I will affirm that statement. The rising sun has not cleared the trees yet but a shaft of light has broken through. Like an ambassador of the day, it paints a portion of the tree in my yard with a yellow slash. On this beautiful clear morning, I can hear the rumble of a train eight miles away and the crows are having a raucous debate. As the morning breaks and the black bird speaks, God’s Glory is revealed and I have no doubt that absolutely He is an awesome God.
The birds are delighted that morning has come and their song is inspiring. A cat is mewing about the need to be fed. My dogs wrestle with each other in the dew covered grass. Earlier I heard a doe snorting as if she was trying to clear a bad smell from her nose. Now I can hear a trio of squirrels quarreling with each other. All these sounds mixed together testify to the awesomeness of the Lord of all creation.
Ponder on this. All the songs, dances and actions of all the creatures of creation reflect the Glory of God. Look up to the sky and consider that the brilliance of the stars pale in comparison to the brightness of the Creator. Consult with the far distant galaxies and you will find that the universe moves only by the power of the Omnipotent One. From the Psalms we read; “Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there. If I live at the eastern horizon or settle at the western limits, even there Your hand will lead me; Your right hand will hold on to me.” Psalms 139:7-10
Although it may be the best one we have, I realize that the word awesome is inadequate to describe my God. His ways are higher than my ways and His thoughts are higher than my thoughts. My feeble command of the English language cannot do Him justice. So I will borrow these words from an old hymn and say, O how marvelous O how wonderful. Indeed how awesome is Jesus Christ my Lord.
Douglas &Deborah Huff
From Down Where The Pavement Ends