God is truly great!  Today’s passage is awe-inspiring!

Now will I recall God’s works; what I have seen, I will describe.  By the LORD’s word his works were brought into being; he accepts the one who does his will.  As the shining sun is clear to all, so the glory of the LORD fills all his works; Yet even God’s holy ones must fail in recounting the wonders of the LORD, Though God has given his hosts the strength to stand firm before his glory.  He searches out the abyss and penetrates the heart; their secrets he understands.  For the Most High possesses all knowledge, and sees from of old the things that are to come.  He makes known the past and the future, and reveals the deepest secrets.  He lacks no understanding; no single thing escapes him.  He regulates the mighty deeds of his wisdom; he is from all eternity one and the same, With nothing added, nothing taken away; no need of a counselor for him!  How beautiful are all his works, delightful to gaze upon and a joy to behold!  Everything lives and abides forever; and to meet each need all things are preserved.  All of them differ, one from another, yet none of them has he made in vain;  For each in turn, as it comes, is good; can one ever see enough of their splendor?

Sirach 42:15-25

Read that again.  It is powerful.  He accepts the one who does his will.  We know that.  But it is hard.  There is some comfort though: even the holy ones will fail in recounting the wonders of the Lord.  We are not alone in our failures.  Even when we fail, even when we fall into the dark abyss, God searches out the abyss and penetrates the heart.  No matter where we hide, He can find us.  No matter how dark we may think a heart becomes, He can penetrate it.  No one is a lost cause. He understand the secrets that we hide from the world.  And we all have secrets.  We all have a darkness we hide.

All of us differ, yet none of us has he made in vain.  For each in turn, as it comes, is good; can one ever see enough of their splendor?

God is great and He has made us great.  All goodness comes from Him.  We come from Him.  Let us praise God for His goodness and His power!

For him each messenger succeeds, and at his bidding accomplishes his will.  More than this we need not add; let the last word be, he is the all!  Let us praise him the more, since we cannot fathom him, for greater is he than all his works;  Awesome indeed is the LORD, and wonderful his power.  Lift up your voices to glorify the LORD as much as you can, for there is still more. Extol him with renewed strength, do not grow weary, for you cannot fathom him.  For who has seen him and can describe him?  Who can praise him as he is?  Beyond these, many things lie hidden; only a few of his works have I seen.  It is the LORD who has made all things; to those who fear him he gives wisdom.

Sirach 43:26-33

God is greater than we can even imagine.  We cannot fathom Him.  Think about these words: Greater is He than all His works.  Only a few of His works have we seen.  There is still more.

God,

You are all almighty!  I try to place you into a box here on earth, something I can comprehend.  I vainly attempt to comprehend what I cannot understand.  Your power is beyond my comprehension.  Your love is beyond my comprehension.  I know it is great.  I know you are great!  I am in awe.  All glory and praise to you!  I want to know you better.  I want to serve you better.

I know that You are the King of the World!

My prayer is that I may serve as your messenger, that I may do your will!

One thought on “God is Great!

  1. God IS Great!… All the time! Ditto on what you said! It is so powerful and beautiful. For me, the line that hit me is “can one over see enough of their splendor?”. I know so many people who do not recognize their own splendor. I know so many people that do not recognize their gifts and all they have to offer. I have been told in the past that I am one of those people. I hope it’s true. But in some ways I think the not knowing is what keeps me going. The not knowing keeps me searching therefore I am consistently and actively looking, praying, and trying to do His will. Perhaps this unknowing is a gift. In my looking, praying and attempts, I have come across so many blessings in my life. All of who/which have strengthened my faith and built a closer relationship to God. And although I might not show my darkness or share my secrets, He knows what they are. And I know he knows. And yet, he continues to bless me with His splendor more often than I deserve. He spoils me. And because of this, I have given him my darkest times and secrets so they are no longer mine. Now, I need to give Him me. My splendor. Entirely. Which I am not good at.

    Dear Lord,
    Thank you for all the splendor you have given me. Thank you for loving me through all my darkness and taking it away. Dear Lord, I ask you to please help others to recognize the splendor in them that you have given them. Help them to realize that through all their darkness, they are still loved. Help them to find the desire and the strength to look for the splendor that is in them. And even if they don’t find it or recognize it, that they come to know and have faith it’s there so that they seek it. Because Lord, I know if they seek it, they will find You. There is no better splendor that You! You are the splendor within ourselves that we seek!

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