God of Wonders

You are the God who works wonders; you have demonstrated your strength among all peoples. Psalm 77:14 CEB

People love to look at things they don’t understand. It’s a marvel to one and all. There used to be a time where people marveled about the wonders of the world. People travel far and wide to view these wonders. Sometimes, people mistakenly believe that these wonders exist only in the exotic places on the world. Yet, the island of Trinidad, is home to the wonder of the Caribbean, the Pitch Lake; the world’s largest natural deposit of asphalt, considered the eighth wonder of the world.

Why do these things fascinate the human mind? Well, the dictionary defines wonder as a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. There are so many instances where people looked and discovered something that they could not explain. Moses had an experience that he could not explain when he saw the burning bush in Exodus 3; the bush burned but didn’t burn up. When he investigated the matter he had an encounter with God; that experience changed his life. He left caring for sheep and led the children of Israel out of Egypt.

King Belshazzar, on the other hand, saw something that he couldn’t explain and it terrified him. At this time, there were exiles from Israel living in Babylon and the king was in possession of the gold and silver vessels from the temple. One day, while he was having a party, King Belshazzar, had a bit too much to drink. So he decided to send for the gold and silver vessels from the temple that his father, King Nebuchadnezzar, brought from Israel. They used those vessels to drink their wine and praised their gods. In the midst of their revelry, a finger began writing on a wall; the king was terrified! The wise men in Babylon could not explain the meaning of the writing so the king sent for Daniel. Daniel interpreted the writing, and King Belshazzar lost his life that same night.

God is awesome! He is not limited in His abilities or His power. Jeremiah 5:22 says, “Shouldn’t you fear me, declares the Lord, and tremble before me, the one who set the shoreline for the sea, an ancient boundary that it can’t pass? Though its waves may rise and roar, they can’t pass the limits I have set.”  God’s power speaks to the nations of the world and emphatically states that He is God. You can submit to His power, like Moses, and experience a wonderful change in your life; or you can rebel like King Belshazzar, and reap the consequences. He is a God of wonders.

Thought for Today: Friend, submit to the power of God and live.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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