Our Awesome God
The Leprosy Mission produces an internal daily devotional guide, The Bridge, for use in offices, hospitals, clinics and projects around the world. Current and former staff and trustees from many countries contribute to the guide. We will share with you contributions made by our staff team.
When I was asked to write for The Bridge I was reminded of another bridge about a mile (1.5km) from where I live.
It is an amazing bridge. It is an incredible piece of 19th century engineering – all steel girders and big rivets. Somewhere along its length is a gold rivet – the last rivet fitted, driven in by a prince. Tourists come from miles around to see it and take photos of it. Cruise ships come up close to get a better look. Last year it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
And if that wasn’t enough it’s now got two neighbours and when the newest one of these is finished later this year we will have the only place in the world where a major body of water is crossed by three bridges built in three different centuries. And yet, most of the time those of use that live in its shadow don’t even notice it. It’s just there every day, part of the background scenery.
Sometimes we can treat God a bit like that. We get used to Him being there. He can become part of the scenery of our lives that we take for granted will always be there.
Sometimes we need to be reminded just how awesome He is.
Isaiah’s description is awe inspiring. The creator the entire universe who is enthroned above the circle of the earth, who put every star into place and knows each of their names also knows each of our names and has even counted the hairs on our heads (Luke 12: 7).
He has reigned since before time began and all of time is like a blink of an eye to Him.
And yet this same God loves me. And you. And all of us so much that he became a baby in Bethlehem, grew into a man to healed the sick, loved the poor and the outcast and died in our place to allow us back into a right relationship with God.
This same God has called me, and you, and everyone who works for or supports The Leprosy Mission to serve Him by loving the sick, the poor and the outcast and all those affected by leprosy today.
Take a moment today to look up at the stars, to look out at the world around you, even to run your fingers through your hair and be reminded that the God who made and knows intimately all that you see also knows and cares for you, and me, and this His Leprosy Mission.
Trust in the Lord and, as Isaiah tells us, he will renew our strength and we will soar like eagles in His power and strength.