i've been reflecting on the power of God. as i have been trying to wrap my head around the size and scope and greatness of God, not so that i can fully understand God (i can't) but so i can better praise God, i have been filled with wonder. God is full of majesty, surrounded by victory; robed in greatness, enshrined in glory. God is rich in jaw-dropping, breath-taking awesomeness. God's everything-ness is incredible.
1 chronicles 29:11 says: Yours, O , is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O , and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things.
God is a creative genius, a master builder, an exquisite artisan, an impeccable composer.
the whole world of sound; the circuits of the planets; the spectrum of colors; the symphony of music; the variety of creatures: all of these bear witness to God's imagination, skill, creativity, and power. wow.
and then there is Jesus - the epicenter of God's power. he bore all the gifts of live, as all humans so, and suffered the most severe kind of death. and then, as the paramount witness of God's power, he lived again, demonstrating God's dominance over every force that comes again love: evil, disease, tragedy, sickness, brokenness, sin and death. yes, even death. for God's is the power and glory forever.
but wait, there's more!
that power isn't just God's. it's ours, too. check out ephesians 1:19-20: