Words from the Heart for Sunday September 29th, 2019
He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals his thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth—the Lord God Almighty is his name.
Amos 4:13 (NIV)
Above His Creation
One of the most beautiful places in Canada is one you’ve probably never heard of, and likely will never visit. Which is too bad. Auyuittuq National Park in Nunavut – the name means “the land that never thaws” – is covered by the Penny Ice Cap, a region of broad, rocky valleys and sheer-faced mountains. Adventurous explorers will enjoy hiking unmarked routes above the Arctic Circle; skiers can follow Akshayuk Pass and set up camp at Summit Lake.
We all long to know something of God’s nature. The good news is that God longs to reveal Himself to us. One of the major themes of the Bible is God’s nature, and while He so far above human understanding, He gives us glimpses through the pages of His Word. A good example is Amos 4:13: “He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals his thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth—the Lord God Almighty is his name.” It is always a temptation to create a god who is just like us, and who will let us get away with whatever we desire. But the God of the Bible is so far above His creation. The number of human beings who can even climb the highest mountains is small. God spoke them into being. Human beings work hard at harnessing the wind. God created the wind. It took millennia for human beings to light up the night. Day and night is God’s idea. Yet this powerful God desires to reveal His thoughts to us, and has done so through His Book, the Bible, and in the person of Jesus, the Living Word. Listen to Him.
These have been words from the heart.