Now I Begin,
Now I Begin,
By the LORD’s word the heavens were made;
by the breath of his mouth all their host.
How awesome would it be to speak something into being? How amazing is it to breathe life into existence? It is beyond anything that we as humans are capable of. To go from nothing to everything with a word, is God.
We pretend we are gods, we act like we are gods. We want to be treated like gods. We walk around expecting our whims to be anticipated and catered to. You’re protesting, professing humility, when in reality you rage and fume like a two year old when things do not go your way. We whine over minor inconveniences all the while ignoring the destitute, hungry, ill, and condemned. It’s their fault. What’s it to do with me? Well, I feel this way. No, we are not gods.
Have we been good stewards of what the real God has given us? Have we cared for his creations or have we treated the Earth like a child’s toy; play dough to be twisted, pulled, and molded to fit our needs until it dries up and is discarded?
No, we are not God. We demand to be respected and admired, confusing that which is a right with that which is earned. We judge, opine, quote scripture and doctrine all the while forgetting the most important, love. No, we are not gods.
The real God looked down upon us, on what he had created with a breath, and saw our pain, saw our need. Because of his love for us, God sent the most beloved part of himself, the Son, humbled and fragile in the vessel of a human child to save us. The Alpha and the Omega, the King of Kings, the one who is and who was and is to come, the almighty- came to us not to be served but to serve.
He is God.