In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets . . . but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son. (Heb. 1:1–2)


I’VE BEEN THINKING about how I take certain things for granted. I was reminded of this as I watched a movie set in the Middle Ages. The characters were talking about the significance of what an English translation of the Bible could mean for people who could read and then incorporate God’s Word into their daily lives. I admit that I’ve put very little thought into what life would be like without my Bible, which I can read in my own language.

Similarly, I had not thought much about how the Israelites found themselves in a new era, in which God spoke to them through His Son instead of through the prophets. The only similarity I can draw is that of the gradual transition from written letter communication to Internet video conversations to keep in touch with family and friends.

These examples leave us asking ourselves: Do I give admiration and awe where I should give it? God wants to show himself to us. He wants to speak to us. He wants us to be in awe of Him at all times. He deserves our admiration and awe because of who He is and what He’s done. Are you giving Him the admiration He deserves? Do you allow yourself to be in awe of Him?

Be in awe and admiration of God at all times.

Traver Paul Butcher is passionate about other cultures, travel, the outdoors, music, art, writing, leadership development, and introducing people to a man named Jesus.