Sep24SunSeptember 24, 2017
If it had not been for the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ we would be lost, life would be meaningless, and God would not be truly known. For three and one-half years of earthly ministry Jesus revealed the true meaning of life. He did what religion could not do – revealed the One True and Living God. He validated the Prophetic Scriptures of the Bible which spoke of Him! He gave meaning and purpose to life itself. It is the will of the Father that NONE PERISH, but all come to repentance. Jesus brought everything into proper perspective. He has opened the eyes of the spiritually blind that they may see.
NASA, which stands for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has given us vivid pictures of what the earth in relationship to the universe looks like. NASA is an executive branch of the US government responsible for the nation's civilian space program and aeronautics and aerospace research. These pictures help to broaden our understanding of creation and the AWESOMENESS of our God!
The Psalmist in Psalms chapter eight, verses three and four said, “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” The heavens are vast and the moon and stars were only in view from the earth, but the Psalmist asked in consideration of these things, “What is man?” God you have all of this, what is man that You think about him? Why is man so important to You? You have set Your glory above the heavens, what is it about man that You are concerned with him? You have the Angels to adore You; man is lower in rank than they but You crowned man with glory and honor and made the Angels to serve him.
You came to earth wrapped in human flesh as a man to redeem us from our sin. What is man? Our praise from this marble colored people planet called earth transcends time and space and can be heard in Your Throne Room. Heaven is Your throne and the earth is Your footstool, What is man?
Man is special in the eyes of God. Made in His image, after His likeness, and given dominion over the earth. What an honor! To live any other way different from God’s plan is an insult to the very essence of who He is – God! You are created to be the head and not the tail; above only and not beneath! You are created to reign with Christ both now and in eternity.