Monday, June 20, 2011


I've been thinking about the ways in which God upholds His creation. His people. His kids. Me. You. The ways in which our creator unceasingly brings sustenance and renewal of this earth. His ways are unbroken and I'm grateful in a new way.

His work involved calling all physical-material and spiritual things, into existence out of non-existence. That's nuts. We create things everyday. We create new things. . . actually we don't create new things, rather we rearrange existing materials. How can we even fathom the activity of God bringing both space and the concept of time into reality?

So... Knowing that God created the universe from nothing - every moment is banking, resting, dependent on His words. The power of His word. The reality of His power that you cannot rationalize. We are dangling over this canyon of non-existence - only being held up by His Word.

He upholds His Word. Interesting.

Hebrews 1:3
The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.

Can you imagine if God were to withdraw His Word? Everything would retract to nothingness. I see now that every moment of existence is only by the grace of God and as we continue from instant to instant it's just as profound as when He initially spoke our existence.

In this profound awareness, not only are we literally relying on God for our everyday and our very being, but I'm recognizing that although we are created in His image, we were not made out of God Himself. The world, and all of creation is distinct and set apart from God.

Obviously, that is why He is full of unfathomable mysteries, and our inherent world cannot do much justice when searching God out. The only knowledge we have of God is that knowledge in which He gifts to us. He opens our eyes, and our ears.

Colossians 1:17
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Acts 17:25
And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything, because He Himself gives all men life and breathe and everything else.


  1. Really good. Everything is dependent upon God. He's got the whole world in his hands...or his will, his intentions. I love that he created the earth and us, and said that it was good. But I am also fearful of the fact that God is God, and that this world could disappear in an instant, if he wished.

    I'm reminded of that quote about Aslan in the Chronicles of Narnia- when someone asked, "Is he safe?" Mr. Beaver responded, "Safe? Who said anything about safe? Of course he's not safe. But he is good." Terrifying, but exciting in a good way, all at the same time.

  2. i think that's really how i'm starting to understand my identity; i am completely an act of God's grace.

  3. David :: I love that snipit in Narnia. So. Good. Thank you for sharing my brother !

    Bayley :: word. God's grace keeps our existence in ...existence!