Behold, God is great, and we know him not.

Job 36:26

Sunday mornings are my times of deeper meditation, reflection and intercessory prayers for family, friends, strangers, and myself. Preceding my time of supplication, I always begin with singing all four verses of “How Great Thou Art”. This is my way of reminding myself that no matter what the problem, sickness, or circumstance that I’m praying about—God is greater. After singing, my heart is calm and full of hope that the Lord will intervene in His perfect timing. Each verse reveals the majesty and mystery of the great God we serve:

1st verse: God created the universe and everything that is above us.
We can fly airplanes through the skies and rockets to the solar system—yet we still only possess a grain of sand in the knowledge and depth of the universe. Our minds can’t fathom how God fashioned each star uniquely with beauty and grace.

2nd verse: God created the exquisite beauty and order of nature all around us.
No one who looks deeply at the tree that grows into mighty splendor, birds singing in perfect melody, or the grandeur of a mountainous range can ever deny that there is a God. His earth was created with order and purpose.

3rd verse: God sent Jesus to suffer and die in our place.

We deserved Jesus’ death because of our sins. Yet, He chose to come down and suffer the penalty of our sins so that we can experience a relationship with God from now throughout eternity.

4th verse: Jesus will return in power and majesty.
When Jesus comes back every knee will bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord. As believers, we will experience great joy and humble adoration at His appearance.


Dear Lord, I never want to forget the greatness of You in my life. You are God alone and I worship You as my Lord. Amen.

In His Service,

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