“Devotions From the Heart”
“How Mighty Is Your God”
“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
Do you believe this verse? Is your God that you love, serve, honor and obey the “Mighty God” of the Bible? Is He the sovereign ruler, creator, author and sustainer of all things in heaven, earth and eternity? This question begs another question: What say you of God in the person of Jesus Christ? Read on . . .
“Many have tried to escape the force of this declaration. However, Scripture, history, and human experience corroborate its sacred and sublime truth. In John’s prologue to his Gospel, he gives us a breathtaking opening statement that declares three transcendent truths about Jesus Christ.
1. He was eternally existent — “In the beginning was the Word.”
2. He had fellowship with God — “and the Word was with God.”
3. He was God — “and the Word was God.”
In that same prologue we read, “Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made” (John 1:3). The same truth is reaffirmed in the Pauline text of Colossians 1:16. Jesus is declared to have been an Agent of Creation. Before He ever came to earth, His hands tumbled solar systems and galaxies into space. He set the stars on their courses. He kindled the first of the sun. He scooped out the giant beds of our mighty oceans.”
“His holy fingers formed the bough
Where grew the thorns that crowned His brow
The nails that pierced the hands were mined
In secret places He designed.
He made the forests whence there sprung
The tree on which His holy body hung
He died upon a cross of wood
Yet made the hill upon which it stood.
The sun which hid from Him its face
By His decree was poised in space.
The sky which darkened o’er His head
By Him about the earth was spread.
The spear that spilt His precious blood
Was tempered in the fires of God.
The grave in which His form was laid
Was hewn in rocks His hands had made.”
“He created not only the macroscopic with its fiery planets and its unimaginable reaches of intergalactic space, but He created the microscopic as well. He polished the eye of every tiny insect, painted the bell of the lily, and crafted the exquisite geometry of the snowflake. He is the One who has made “all things bright and beautiful, all things great and small.”
He is the Mighty God in His preincarnate glory and splendor. He was mighty in His birth when time was invaded by eternity and split in two. He was mighty in His ministry and His incomparable miracles. He was mighty in His teachings, putting the imperishable truths of the kingdom into word forms so indestructible that man could never forget them. He was mighty in His death as He rescued us from the hell we deserve and made us heirs to the heaven we forfeited. He was mighty in His resurrection as He arose, the Mighty Conqueror, over man’s last enemy. He will be mighty as He comes again in His matchless and transcendent glory.”
Mighty God who holds the vast reaches of the universe, thank You for holding my frail life in Your mighty hands.
Copyright ©2001-2015, TheologyGirl-ReformedWomen, The JoyPals Network, All Rights Reserved. This devotional is an excerpt from my TheologyGirl-ReformedWomen Articles and excerpt originally posted on the JoyPals Network, JoyPals.com site “The Mighty God” 2001 and from the our study of “The Ancient Love Song – Discovering Christ in the Old Testament” with quotes from 100 Portraits of Christ by Henry Gariepy and verse by F.W. Pitt