Stand in Awe of God

IMG_1781We are small. Our earth is the white dot at the ten o’clock position between Saturn’s bright main rings and the thinner grey-brown ring.

I ask, “What is man that you make so much of him, that you give him so much attention (Job 7:17)?”

I wonder why when, “I call to God, he hears my voice (from Psalm 55:16-17).”

And then I remember,  “God is love. . . . For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (1 John 4:16; John 3:16).”

Photo credit: Infrared, visible and ultraviolet light by the Cassini Imaging Team at NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute.

God is Patient

God is love and love is patient (1 John 4:16; 1 Corinthians 13:4).

Patience is “self-restraint in the face of provocation which does not hastily retaliate or promptly punish.”*

Because God’s love is patient He answers our daily prayers for mercy.

*John MacArthur, The MacArthur New Testament Commentary, 1 Corinthians, p.338.