GOD THE SOURCE
My wife and I like hiking. One day, we went with
friends on a hike near a mountain stream. We enjoyed
the beautiful waterfalls that the steam had cut out of the
rock. The water was so clear that I couldn't resist
kneeling down and taking a drink. You guessed it. It
was fresh and cool as it ran all the way down the
mountain to a river. It was the source of nurturing
water for the river and the animal life round about it.
God Almighty is the source of all things. He started it
all. It was from his lofty position above all things that
he spoke and created a billion times a billion worlds.
Then, as the source, he formed man with his own hands.
Just who is this One that has no beginning and end? He
is Creator. He is the source of life and he is more than
that. He is the source of all that is needed for life.
Salvation is not even possible from anyone or anything
other than the source of all life. He is the one who
initiates it all. The apostle Paul wrote, "He (Jesus) has
reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in
order to present you before Him holy and blameless and
beyond reproach". (Colossians 1:22) Paul goes on to
say "in him you have been made complete and He is the
head over all rule and authority". (Colossians 2:10)
Jesus Christ is the source of eternal life.
He is also the source of healing, since he knows every
cell of our bodies. No matter what our theology may be,
let's consider the source of health and healing: God
Almighty. God is mightier than all sickness. God
knows every detail of our lives, including things
unknown to us or anyone else. He is the source. Not
only does he know all about us, he is able to "fix" us,
since life comes from him. He is the source.
Along with salvation and healing, he is the source of
"real living". Apart from him, there is no real life. His
love for us is so great and is so complete that life is full
of joy, contentment, and satisfaction. That's why, as
believers, we can face life's challenges with a calm
assurance that troubles will pass without destroying us.
I have know people that enjoy life this way.
What can intimidate a child of God? "Who shall
separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or
peril, or sword? (Romans 8:35) Paul goes on to say,
"no, in all these things we are more than conquerors
through him that loved us. (Romans 8:38,39)
The worship of God is reasonable, because he is the
wonderful and glorious source.
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