Behold Your God
I picture myself walking into a grand throne room. There are gold planters, marble floors, sparkling chandeliers and guards at the entrance. I’m intimidated by the size of the room. A man near the front of the room says in a loud voice, “Behold, your God!”
I know my response should be wonder, awe and amazement. But is my response bored familiarity? After all, haven’t I been learning about Him since I was a child? I can recite the 23rd Psalm and many Bible stories. My grandparents, aunts, uncles and parents all know Him.
My hope is that none of us respond to God with bored familiarity. Even after years of knowing Him and calling Him my Father, I am still learning about His vastness, His ever-presence, His majesty, His grace, His creativity, and much more.
For September, although it’s nearly over, the mini-theme is “Beholding God: The Great Attraction.” In Jeremiah 9:23-24, we are told not to boast or brag about wisdom, might or riches. We are to boast about our knowledge and understanding of God. We are to tell our neighbors, friends, fellow Seahawks fans, grocery baggers and family that our Lord “exercises loving-kindness, justice and righteousness on earth.”
The easiest way I’ve found to behold our God is to look at the beautiful creation around us. Each day He gives us a sunrise and a sunet. We are surrounded by gently rolling hills and two grand mountains. Our desert valley is packed full of agricultural and cultural variety.
As you witness God’s splendor, majesty, creativity and grace today, behold Him! And then boast about Him.