“Who has ascended to heaven and come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His Name, and what is His Son’s Name?” God has revealed Himself supremely to mankind through His Son Jesus. How could we know the Lord personally unless He condescended to show us who He is? How could we understand what life would be like beyond this world of death unless God revealed to us what it meant to be a human being who passed from mortality to immortality?
The Son of God has come down from heaven to be our Redeemer. He has given to us a knowledge of the Father and of the holy land of the kingdom of heaven. The Creator of all that is seen and unseen has taught us eternal truths that have been hidden for all ages. Now we even have the mind of Christ in us, the Holy Spirit.
Shall we add our words to His? Will our musings be counted as equal in weight to the Word of God? “Every word of God proves true; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you and you be found a liar.”
But how can we trust the Bible to be the true Word of the Lord? Jesus Christ, who rose from the dead, is our confidence. He taught that Scripture could not be broken. (John 10:30-35) Because Jesus believed in the written Word of God, so must we.
The Son of God is trustworthy. He was not a liar or a lunatic, and He is the One who said in the presence of His detractors, “I and the Father are one.” He is faithful, and His Word is a very reliable foundation for living. Our Lord knows what to give us in life so that we can experience growth in faith and love.
“There are those whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, the needy from among mankind.” The existence of evil all around us and within us is obvious to the honest observer of the human condition. But who can fix our sorrows and take away our guilt? Who can restore light to a dark world? Only the Ruler over heaven and earth, the Lord God. His solution to the woes of this world is both intellectually and spiritually satisfying.
Consider the wonders of creation and the glories of heaven revealed to us in the Word. Think about the animals of the wild and learn even from them, but do not neglect the Word of the Creator. Meditate upon Jesus, and place your hand over your mouth in awe of the One who gave Himself in His death that we might have life in His resurrection.
Prayer from A Book of Prayers
Great God of Life, grant us energy and wisdom for living. You are the great Author of Creation, and Your Son is the Word of truth. Teach us the blessing of Your provision of daily bread. Train us to know that we are creatures. We turn to You and humbly submit to Your decrees. There is much that we do not understand, yet we know in our hearts when we have done wrong. Grant us the grace of repentance. May we learn the lessons You have for all men from observation of Your works of providence among the vast array of Your creatures.