Sunday, March 11, 2012

Grandeur of God

The Grand Canyon is a reminder that God is Grandeur in his creation. Can you imagine the beautiful colorful nature God had in mind when he created the Grand Canyon? With all its tan, white and red layers, it has taken time to produce such a beautiful sight.

That’s how the aging process is. We have layers of hope built into us through the times in our lives we have depended on God. The times we let go of God and he carried us through. Even through the times when we wandered down the wide path to destruction.

God has created us to withstand the ravages of time. Just like the Grand Canyon and all its lovely layers, we have become and are becoming what God has planned since the beginning of time.

Thank God for the aging process. We wouldn’t learn if it wasn’t for the processes we go through to learn a lesson God has for us.

We have layers and layers of instances when God was molding us to be just what He expects us to be. We were born for just such a time as this.

In some instances God has given us the grace to live life to its fullest.

God is always waiting for the right time to bring us back to the reality that He is in charge of all we attempt.

Please don’t let the ravages of time beat you up. We are a work in progress, just as the Grand Canyon is a work in progress. You will be just as beautiful to God in the end as in the beginning.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.


When we were building our house, my husband asked the carpenter, “Is that enough nails to hold this large cabinet to the ceiling?” The carpenter answered, “This one nail is strong enough to hold this six foot long cabinet.” It has held strong for 38 years. Why do we doubt?

Jesus was a carpenter. He is a savior as well. He took our sins as if they were the nails and placed them in the cross. They are strong enough to hold the sins and not let them take over our lives.

Too many times we want to use too many nails, as if we can pay for our sins. Sometimes we think if we can just “do” enough deeds, quote enough religious sayings, if we can pray hard enough, or quote enough Bible verses, or when we can be “good” enough, the guilt will go away.

When I was younger, the nails, as it were, held a stronghold of my life. As life went on, I began to see it was useless to keep putting the nails in Christ’s hand. He could only be pinned down for a few short hours before He rose again to release the nails.

Jesus took the guilt away as soon as we believed in Him as savior. The price has been paid, no need to place the nail again and again into our savior’s hand.

having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. (Colossians 2:14) (NIV)