Praise the Lord, my soul. Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. (Ps. 104:1)
The Israelites saw the power of God in miraculous ways. They told and retold the stories of how God formed the earth, the winds, and the rains and how he delivered them from the hands of their enemies. Although it is true that the same God that formed the earth and its foundation does love each of us, he is still the same powerful God that “makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind” (Ps. 104:3). However, we often want to put God in a small box that we can better understand.
Yet God gives us glimpses of himself throughout Scriptures. He sent his Son to us so that we could see the humanity of his love and level of his sacrifice for us, but we should never forget the powerful God that we serve. Our God is one who not only “makes grass grow for the cattle and plants for people to cultivate” (v. 14) but also rebukes the waters to flee (v. 7).
The God we serve won’t ever fit into a box. Trying to keep him there is our attempt to exert human control over his power. The God we serve is one, where at the sound of his voice, Zacchaeus was willing to give up his wealth and change the community he was called to serve.
Let God’s power move the mountains you have placed before him.
Angela Spangler is the director of Fairmount Campground of the Crossroad’s District of The Wesleyan Church. Her passion is to build community around the gospel of Christ.
© 2022 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.