As I have gotten to know the God of the Bible, my sense of awe has only grown. The more I see my short-comings (even as a Christian seeking to be faithful), and also see the beautiful perfections of the Lord our God, it is amazing to think He has anything to do with us. It is jaw-dropped amazing that a holy God could really bring any fallen human being into heaven for an eternity with Him!
Yet such awe is not new. In the latter days of the Old Testament, a minor prophet named Micah stopped everything to observe aloud:
“Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry for ever but delight to show mercy. 19 You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea” (7:18-19).
It was the great, early-American preacher Samuel Davies, who used this text in the refrain of his famous hymn, “Great God of Wonders.” (if you do not know this hymn, google it!).
Pause and ponder the greatness of our God: He IS for REAL.
Praise Him with me!