By CRAIG HARRIS
Psalm 136: 1 - 9 (NIV): Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. "His love endures forever." Give thanks to the God of gods. "His love endures forever." Give thanks to the Lord of lords: "His love endures forever." to him who alone does great wonders, "His love endures forever." who by his understanding made the heavens, "His love endures forever." who spread out the earth upon the waters, "His love endures forever." who made the great lights-- "His love endures forever." the sun to govern the day, "His love endures forever." the moon and stars to govern the night; "His love endures forever."
This Psalm was apparently written so that the leader would sing a line and then the audience would sing, "His love endures forever." It served to remind everyone that God loves us all the time without fail.
Hebrews 13: 5 says, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." (The writer of Hebrews is quoting from Deuteronomy 31:6.) God will never leave us or forsake us. He will never fail us or let us down. He will never sleep on the job and allow something to happen to us without his permission. God never makes mistakes. He knows exactly what he's doing.
And God is a big God. It would be one thing if a small god was watching over us, but this is the creator of the whole universe watching over us, loving us, caring for us, hearing our cries, concerned about us.
Give thanks to God alone who has done great things. He is good now and forever. He spoke the universe into existence and did, frankly, an outstanding job. He understood how to put everything together so that it would work properly. He's the master of the laws of physics, chemistry, biology, plate tectonics, geology, zoology and every other ology we can think of. He is the master designer. Life on earth couldn't exist without the sun, everyone knows this, but it can't exist without the moon either. Scientists are just now coming to this understanding.
Yes, he is a big God. He is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, and amazingly, he loves us unconditionally now and forever. His love endures forever. Praise his name.
Craig Harris is an author and minister. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. To see more, go to www.instantmessagelive.com