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CREATION…is not something one thinks about all the time, and we even tend to take it for granted. We didn’t have anything to do with it, so we just go along with the mindset, business as usual. It’s almost like God has to outdo himself from time to time to get us to stop for some wow moments. To remind us; hey y’all, I’m here. We take a moment, acknowledge him, and off we go about our lives with, you know, the important stuff.
While in Great Barrington with family recently, I took a lot of photos of beautiful plants. All were spectacular to me. And I was reminded of just how incredibly magnificent the mind of God must be. You hear in scripture that we, us humans, were “wonderfully and fearfully made”. The psalmist follows that up with “marvelous are your works”.  


You can read something numerous times and it never makes an impact, and then, suddenly that which you have overlooked so often hits you right in the face. And it reminds you just how omnipotent, how omniscient, how omnipresent is our Creator God. One such occasion happened recently. I am teaching Job with Larry Adams at the Union Gospel Mission. It fell on me to teach Chapter 38. Well, actually, God taught me so much about his almighty and glorious greatness.
Have you ever read, I mean READ, Job 38-42? Well, I just did and my mind is ‘blown away’! Still trying to get my brain around what God said to Job about himself. Please do yourself a favor. I’m serious. Pray before you do so God can expand your mind also about his all-powerful description of just who he is. Here are just a few, I mean a few, of his reflections to Job. It all starts with God asking Job-can you explain; or where were you when I…
  • Laid the earth’s foundation;
  • Marked off of its dimensions or stretched a measuring line across it;
  • On what were its footing set, or who laid its cornerstone;
  • Shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb;
  • Fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place;
  • From whose womb comes the ice;
  • Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens;
  • Do you send the lightning bolts on their way;
  • Can you loosen Orion’s belt, or lead out the Bear with its cubs;
  • Who has the wisdom to count the clouds;
  • Who provides food for the raven;
  • Do you know when the mountain goats give birth;
  • Will the wild ox consent to serve you;
  • Do you give the horse its strength or clothe its neck with a flowing mane;
  • Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom;
  • Does the eagle soar at your command and build its nest on high;
  • Can you pull in Leviathan with a fishhook?
There is more, so much more. This is a glimpse of who God is. Those three words are all-encompassing and describe God fully. Again, they are-
Simply, omni means ‘all’. So, God is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-present.

Then, if this is so, and it is, why in the world would we not totally rely on his power, knowledge and presence every day, in every circumstance? We all know the answer-pride-greed-ego-just to name a few-all sin!
As Job and his ‘friends’ found out; God’s ways are not ours, his thoughts are not ours. They are so much higher. Job had no way to know what God was doing in his life; that, in fact, he had been chosen to suffer for righteousness’ sake. God was looking favorably on Job and allowed him to be persecuted and tested in the battle between Satan and the Lord.
What about you? During your trials, do you stand firm and trust in God’s All-Mighty nature, or are you turning to other resources less powerful and wise? Can you see by faith that God loves you so much that he is allowing you to suffer for your good and his glory? Not easy, Job would tell you; but so necessary for a victorious life in Christ. See, God sees us as glorified. He’s just making sure the end product is truly glorious.
And Job would tell you–it was worth all the suffering. Remember, God stopped short of death for Job–he even told Satan; anything goes but not his life. Incredible grace and mercy when you consider he did not stop short of death for his Son, Jesus the Christ. That was done out of love, nothing else. Because you have been “wonderfully and fearfully made”.

That’s what the Creator had in mind even before his awesome creation.
Copyright 2018
Bill C. Dotson

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