Read Psalm 86. Today, we will focus on how our great God does wondrous things. The word “pala” means that something is extraordinary or surpassing. When we consider the wonders, typically we we think about the parting of bodies of water, the feeding of multitudes, the ground opening up and swallowing Korah, the manna, the plagues, etc. Yes, these are extraordinary.
The Reverend Billy Graham once spoke of seven wonders of God. He mentioned God’s love, the Advent of Jesus, The Cross, Repentance, Peace & Joy, God’s future plan, and our relationship to Jesus. Most people likely wouldn’t think on these things when asked about the wonders of God. Is it possible that we hear so much “God loves you” that it has lost its wonder? Have we had so many Advent Christmas pageants or boxed candy calendars, that we miss the wonder? I could run down the list and ask the same question— have we lost the wonder? If we have, it isn’t because the wonders are not there— it’s always because our eyes are elsewhere or we have become indifferent. May we be refreshed today of the wonders of God.
Isn’t it amazing?!? The God of the universe, the Creator of all, the Alpha and Omega, God Almighty— He loves you. He loves you with a love not like our love, but with extraordinary, surpassing, indescribable love. Isn’t it wonderful that God sent His one and only Son to earth, to be born of a virgin, to live a life like you and I in flesh, yet free of sin, so that He could face death on the Cross to pay the price we could not pay? Isn’t it incredible that He offers us the gift of repentance, where we can choose to return to Him, to say we do not want to do the things we do against God, but instead, that we repent, that we turn around, and return to Him? Isn’t is awesome that through Jesus, we have peace that surpasses understanding and a joy that overflows? Isn’t it amazing that God has a great plan for you and me, and that this plan involves Jesus returning and claiming the final victory, with a new heaven and new earth? Isn’t it incredible that God offers us the opportunity to do life with Him, to be in relationship with Him?
Today, let us give thanks to God for He is great and does wondrous things. “You are the one and only God. What miracles! What wonders! What greatness belongs to You!” (Psalm 86:10 TPT).