I got to thinking today…how often do we squelch the awesomeness of God? We take so much for granted that we don’t even see it at special, cool, amazing, etc. Take the seasons for example. How incredible is it that the entire earth knows just what to do at the right time to change the seasons every year? How do all the trees know just when to begin to start the leaf color changing process? How does the wind know how to blow just the right way to make the scent of Fall rush in? How does the sky know how to look amazingly pink at sunset (different from any other time of year)? We didn’t do that, we can’t do that. If left to us we’d for sure screw something up. It amazes me that in the Spring that one Bradford Pear tree can bloom at exactly the same time as another Bradford Pear tree miles down the road. How do they know? How do they know to bloom exactly then? It’s because God is amazing! How are we so strangely content to know that there is a blazing ball of fire in the “sky” we call the sun and a strange cheese-like ball in the “sky” at night? When the moon disappears each cycle, we just assume it will be back. Hello!!! That is awesome…That is the awesomeness of God. He thought of everything.
He has given us this world to do things “our way” and yet at every corner we mess it up. We destroy, we hurt, we kill. Isn’t it amazing to know that one day…if WE choose it (because God gives us that choice) we can live in Heaven, the place He has made for us and we cannot screw up? Sadly more people than not think they will get there just by being a “good person.” When that day comes, when we all die (because we will) we are going somewhere and not based on our character but based on whether or not we believe that God sent Jesus (His ONLY Son) to die on a cross for our salvation.
For it is stated…in John 3:14-16 4Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.[a]16“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[b] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
So next time you see a tree with pretty Fall leaves or a Fall sunset don’t forget to acknowledge where it came from and think about where you are headed one day…which could even be today.