“What may be known about God is plain to them,
because God has made it plain to them.
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities
–his eternal power and divine nature–
have been clearly seen,
being understood from what has been made”
God is omnipotent – His power is unlimited and eternal. We see something of it in the glory and extent of His creation and in the power that has sustained and developed it over the ages. He is able to do whatever He wishes in order to achieve His will and purpose, no matter what the circumstances at the time – as Scripture records. And as the Angel Gabriel said to Mary,
“Nothing is impossible with God”
God is omnipresent – He is fully present everywhere. He is not spread out over His creation so that parts of Him are in different places. All of Him is present everywhere all the time – with all of His supreme glory, authority and power.
God is omniscient – He is all-wise and all-knowing. He has a perfect awareness of everything that has happened, is happening and will happen everywhere, in heaven, upon earth and throughout His vast creation. He knows the full details of every person’s life – who they are, why they are, how they are, what they are, what they have done, are doing and will do – as well as every thought of yesterday, today and tomorrow and what has given rise to such thoughts. He knows and understands each and every one of us fully and completely.
“O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD”
God has a plan and a purpose for His creation and His people. He has been and is at work in history, in ways we may not see or understand, to accomplish His purposes. Because He has allowed us, and respects our, free will we are not His slaves or puppets – rather He invites us to be a part of the journey with Him. The fact that history is filled with tragedy and trauma is an indication of how that free-will has often been exercised. However He is still supremely God and will ensure that indeed His will will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
This is the God who has invited us to call Him Father as we become His daughters and sons – and the One who has promised us that
- “In all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28)
- “nothing .. in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39)
Receive and lay your third foundation stone for the year – God is able to look after me
Father Almighty, forgive me for the times when I doubt Your love and commitment to me. Please help me to entrust myself into the fullness of Your loving care and protection. Amen.