Epic Proportions

“Israel prepare to meet your God! He is here: the One who makes the dawn out of darkness and strides on the heights on the earth. Yahweh, the God of Hosts is His name.” Amos 4:12b-13(HCSB)

“Prepare to meet your doom!” When I hear that sentence, I think of epic superhero movies once the underdog has found his or her inspiration and is determined to win. I also think of my days playing video games, knowing that when my brother could make such a statement, it would soon be “game over” for me.

But get this: Amos used the same phrase in warning Israel to turn from her evil ways. Amos 4:12b-13 says, “Israel prepare to meet your God! He is here: the One who makes the dawn out of darkness and strides on the heights on the earth. Yahweh, the God of Hosts is His name.” (HCSB)

God is here. Not only does He turn darkness into light, nothing into mountains, He cares about us! Look again, He reveals His thoughts to us. God is not some unknowable entity. He wants to be known –more than that – He wants us to know Him. God is not some arrogant punk with His nose in the air. This is the same God who revealed Himself to us in the form of His Son, Jesus the Christ. Jesus came to earth, lived, let Himself be executed, conquered death and rose – for us. Our God is powerful! Who are we to argue with this God? Who are we to keep sinning against Him?

PRAYER: Almighty Father, please give me a desire to read Your Word so that I can know you better day by day. Help me remember that you are poweful and also want to be known and to know us.

By Renae, Jackson, TN