Psalm 33:8 (KJV)
Let all the earth fear the LORD:
let all the inhabitants of the world
stand in awe of him.
Awesome! We often hear that word used casually and without thought. That dress is awesome. You look awesome. That is an awesome book. I have an awesome job. Yet when I think about the truly awesome in my life, it remains intrinsically linked to my Father, God.
Standing at the rim of the Grand Canyon looking out over the expanse of that beautifully carved, colorful, cavernous sculpture and seeing the hand of God—awesome. Feeling our newborn grandchild’s tiny fingers wrapped around mine and knowing that only God can create life—awesome. Holding the hand of my mother as the angels escorted her from this world into the reality of heaven—awesome.
Biblical writers used the word awe or awesome when referring to either God or ascribing honor to the work of God. So, I offer this suggestion. The next time you hear the word awesome, let it lead you to the Father. Think on His greatness and the vastness of His presence. Think on His creativity and the wonders of His world. Think on His goodness and His ever-present love.
Reach up and claim the gift of knowing God as Father. Remember that when He stooped to earth, lifted the dirt, formed the first man and breathed the breath of life into that lifeless body, He had already prepared to bring you and me into relationship with Him through Jesus Christ His Son. Now that is truly awesome!