God, You are Great!

Psalms 104:1, “Bless the Lord, O my soul!  O Lord my God, You are very great: You are clothed with honor and majesty.”

Today God really put on my heart the old hymn “How Great Thou Art” and this verse on my heart.  This hymn was written by Carl Gustaf Boberg.  This hymn is very meaningful to me especially the chorus:

“Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art.
Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, How great Thou art!” [1]

God is great.  God always manages to keep me positive by putting a song in my heart.  This song has always been a favorite.  It is so true how great God is.  He is also the King of all.  Not the king of some or the king of those who believe in Him; He is King of all.  He is clothed in honor and majesty.  Dressed like brilliance.  Bright shining and brilliant.

God deserves all the credit.  He created the world and everything in the world.  He maintains the world.  He cares for us.  He listens to us.  He is there for every single person in the world.  He knows how many hairs are on every single person’s head in the world at the same.  He knows what everyone everywhere is thinking before they think it.  This is truly great.  In fact, “great” does not begin to describe how God is.  I actually cannot think of a word that fully describes God.

How great is God?  He sent His only Son to die for the sins of the world.  He sent His Son to a world that hated him enough to kill Him.  The purpose?  To take away the sin of the world.  That is how great God is.  People say His name in a blasphemous tone and word and yet Jesus died for all.  People deny God exists.  Jesus still died for all.  People kill Christians in the name of several other causes.  Jesus died for all.  In all cases and in all the sins of the world, Jesus died to take away those sins.  This is just a taste of how great God is.

Take a look around.  Everything that we have and everything that we see is God’s.  God created it all and is over all.  Let us give all the honor and glory to God for all that He is and all that He has done and continues to do for us daily.  Let us never forget who God is and what God is to us.

Heavenly Father,

You are Great!  You give us so much and we cannot ever give You anything that You do not have.  Everything is Yours.  What we can give You is this: we can give You our hearts, minds and souls.  You gave all of us a gift.  We must be faithful to accept that gift.  Faithful to You and You only.  We need You, Lord.  Every minute of every day.  I think of the 3rd verse of the song:

“And when I think, that God, His Son not sparing;
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the Cross, my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin.” [2]

You sent Your Son for us.  You care for us and care about our souls.  For that, we love you with all that we are.

In Your name we pray,

Amen

[1] Boberg, Carl Gustaf. (1886). How Great Thou Art.

[2] Boberg, Carl Gustaf. (1886). How Great Thou Art.

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