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“May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who is the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 134:3 NIV)

God is our creator.  He made the heavens and the earth.  He knew you before you were born.  He planned a purpose for you no one else has.  Today’s happenings do not surprise God.  He understands our need to express ourselves, He created us.  He knows who our families are, He planted us in them. He knows everything about our lives. Who is the maker of heaven and earth? God.

God is our creator.

I was born in Kittanning, PA.   I spent the first 12 years of my life in what is still one of my favorite places on earth, Tidal, PA.   When I think of this beloved place, I think of heaven on earth.  My first best friend is still one of my best friends.  The people I met there are still a part of my life.  I met God there. I learned of His unfathomable love there.  

In Tidal, the sky is clear.  When you gaze at the stars, they shine brightly.  Thanks to COVID, our skies are much clearer where I live now, but nothing like Tidal.  I would gaze up at the stars in wonder.  God placed them all in the sky.  He named them.  And He named me.  I remember feeling insignificant yet significant at the same time.  How could God do all of this?  How could He create such beauty?

The mystery of creation is one that is never solved:

“This is what God the Lord says—the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:” (Isaiah 42:5 NIV)

God created us.  God wants to bless us:

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8 NIV)

Our world has shattered.  People are hurting and broken.  Loss of life is a reality.  Riots occurred.  People are searching for answers.  The fear which has encapsulated our world for the past few months is getting the best of people.  Daily, I have to focus my eyes on Jesus to maintain my sanity.  Nothing seems to make sense.  I have more questions than I have answers.  Yet, Isaiah gives me the hope I need:

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.”  (Isaiah 55:8 NIV)

God never designed us to know all the answers.  He designed us to have faith that He does. God is our creator.  He will sustain us in these troubled times.  Our job is to trust Him.

Question of the Day:

How has God’s creation amazed you?

Further Reading:1 Kings 15:25-17:24 NIV, Acts 10:24-48 NIV, Psalm 134:1-3 NIV, Proverbs 17:9-11 NIV

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