Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind!
The word "awe" is defined by Dictionary.com as "an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like: in awe of God; in awe of great political figures." Well, I don' know about political figures, but certainly "awe" and "awesome" are fitting words to describe the greatness of God and His mighty deeds done for us.
Sadly, the term "awesome" in our culture has come to stand for anything that is simply impressive. The decline in its power to pack a reverent punch is starkly evident in this phrase printed on the cardboard box pictured above. It contained a new computer keyboard.
While today's technology is, indeed, remarkable, I would not label it as awesome. At least, not in the light of the original definition of the word.
This makes me think . . .
What are the things I would consider worthy of the phrase "May contain awesome?" Or, to be more precise, "DOES contain awesome?" I offer some examples captured by my husband, Danny's, camera. (With these exceptions: the photo of the Bible is mine and the last photo is from Google Images.)
Yes! You and I! Awesome! Because, we are made in God's image. Fearfully and wonderfully made.
His beloved children.
For whom His only Son died to save.
Arising in glory that we might be reconciled to Him for eternity.
God's most awesome deed of all . . .
Where do you see evidence of God's awesome power in your life?
Will you pray with me?
Thank You, Father, for sending Your only Son, Christ Jesus, to die on a cross for our sins that we might be reconciled to You. May we always see Your awesome power and might all around us in Your marvelous creation. Let us be ever grateful for Your unfailing grace, forgiveness, and mercy. Amen.