Who We Are

image4God made everything. All that is, both seen and unseen. He made it all. Every last bit. The whole shooting match.

And when you look at all the universe, you know what you see? When you read the first books of the Bible, Genesis 1-2, we see that all of the universe is pointing directly at the earth.

I love the story in Genesis 1 where when it says God made the stars and the moon to give light to the earth at night. Think about that. God made all the stars in the sky, simply so we would have a night-light. How amazing is that!

And so when we see all of creation we see this fact as well. Of all that God made, of all the amazing things He has created, we as humans, we are the highest of all them. We are the pinnacle of creation. Listen to what it says in Psalm 8: 3-5:

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.

We see all that God has done and think, what is it that you, Oh God, are mindful of us. You are so big, and we are so small. Why are you concerned with us? Of what value are we?

And we see what the Word teaches us. We matter. We are crowned with glory.

So we see the beautiful contrast here. We are small and insignificant when compared to God and His universe. And yet we are the height of God’s creation.

So, we stay humble, nothing that we are small. Remember, that this world is not about us. It is about God.

And we are mindful knowing that we are the height of creation, we are sacred, special, and amazing.

That’s who we are. We are small. And we are amazing. We are a speck of dust. And we are the most brilliant thing God has ever made. That’s who we are.

Today, rejoice in who you are. And know that God is with us, each step of the way.

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Don’t Let the Rocks Steal from You

God will be worshiped.

God will bring honor and glory to His name. He will be worshiped.

The heavenly hosts were created to worship Him. The angels sing His praise all the day long.

One day, in heaven, we will join that unending chorus, singing Holy, Holy, Holy to the Lamb.

God will be worshiped. He will be given His honor. It’s all about Him. In life. In death. In everything.

We have been given this great calling; this great task. As the church, as Christians, we have been given this mission to cry out, to sing, to worship, to give glory to God.

But, what if we refuse. What if we say that we will not? Listen to what Jesus says will happen if we don’t worship in Luke 19:37-40:

As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest! And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, Teacher, rebuke your disciples. He answered, I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.

If we don’t worship, the rocks will cry out. He will raise up the rocks to give voice.

God will be worshiped. That’s our job. That’s our calling.

And here’s the thing. When we do that, we find the life that we need, the life that we seek, the life that we want.

We find what we were created for.

Worship, glorifying God, giving Him praise, it’s what we were made for. You were made for that, to glorify God.

Don’t let the rocks steal that joy from you. Live into God made you to be. Life for that calling.

And in that, you’ll find the life that you seek!

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