Words from the Heart for Thursday May 16th, 2019
He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.
Job 9:10 (NIV)
Igor Gouzenko was a cipher clerk for the Soviet embassy to Canada in Ottawa. He defected on September 5, 1945—just three days after the end of World Ward II—with 109 documents on Soviet espionage activities in the West. The information he shared with Canadian authorities shocked the nation. Gouzenko’s autobiography, This Was My Choice, details Russian life under Stalin. The conditions young Igor faced are unfathomable to most Canadians. Deprivation and poverty took its toll on the Soviet people. They were worn down by the cruelty and tyranny of the Communist government whose history, written in the blood of its people, comprises purges, concentration camps, mass executions and torture.
Job is the oldest book in the Bible. Scholars feel the writing of this incredible book predates the writing of Genesis. In it, we learn so much about the nature of God. The Lord was just beginning to reveal Himself to the world at this point, and so what we learn about Him are some of the basics. Job 9:10 says this: “He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.” One of the first things faithful people learned about the Lord is that He performs wonders and miracles. His wonders can be seen in His creation. From the majesty of the night sky, that man studied early on after creation, to the minutest atom, which mankind didn’t discover until modern times, God has performed wonders that boggle the human imagination. And on a pretty regular basis He breaks into the laws He established in His creation to perform miracles that science is simply not able to explain. This is the God we have come to know and love through faith in Jesus Christ.
These have been words from the heart.