Jesus Every Day
By Dr. Jed N. Snyder

Psalm19:1; 2 Kings 20:11

Many of us have recently been privileged to view the heavenly spectacular, a total eclipse. Most of us will not live long enough to see another. The majesty of the universe gives us a small glimpse into the wonder and glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. The darkening of the sun helps us realize the power of God who created it and the billions of other stars. The Psalmist made this profound but simple and clear statement.

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Psalm 19:1.

When Hezekiah was King of Judah, many centuries ago, he asked for God to give him a spectacular sign. He wanted the shadow on the steps to move backward by ten steps. God gave him this miracle confirming to Hezekiah that God would do exactly as He had promised.

And Isaiah the prophet called to the LORD, and he brought the shadow back ten steps, by which it had gone down on the steps of Ahaz. 2 Kings 20:11.

Earlier even before Israel was established as a nation, God’s meetings with Moses were accompanied by spectacular storms of thunder, lightning and fire. You can read these historical accounts in the Older Testament book of the Bible called Exodus, especially chapter 19.

Most, who are raised in a Christian focused culture, will remember the story of the angelic host that appeared when Mary was told that she would give birth to Jesus. Many visits by angels sent from God to guide and otherwise help people are recorded in the Bible. These heavenly visitors remind us of the spectacular nature and power of God who sent His Son to die for us sinners.

May we be ready to meet our spectacular God when He is ready to call us to Himself.

 

Dr. Jed N. Snyder is the President, Jesus Every Day Ministries, Inc.; and the Pastor at Augusta Street Church, West Columbia. To contact him visit www.jedministries.com or e-mail [email protected]