To Arlee: This challenge is a blessing year after year. Thank you for sharing your brainchild with all of us. Our prayer is that God will bless you as you continue to serve Him.
1st Writes is participating in the 2013 April A to Z Blogging Challenge.
This year our theme is "Attributes of God from A to Z".
Join us each day as we explore
the characteristics of our amazing God!
|Photo by Pam Williams|
For the Lord your God is God of gods...the great God, mighty and awesome... (Deuteronomy 10:17 NKJV)
"Awesome!" That's the word my grandson uses to describe anything he considers exceptionally good, from pizza to his college professors.
According to Webster, the original meaning of 'awesome' was "expressive of awe...inspiring awe." Nowadays, the word is often drained of its esteem, reduced to a flippant expression, meaning, in today's vernacular, "cool, sweet, or terrific."
Seeing God as "cool" is one thing, but sharpening our spiritual vision to behold the beauty and magnitude of God brings awe: an awesomeness that takes away our breath, puts us on our knees, similar to what Job experienced when he confessed at the end of his troubles, "My ears have heard of you but now my eyes have seen you." (Job 42:5)
Hearing about God is good. Seeing His awesome glory is life-giving--changing a mediocre friendship with God into a vibrant relationship that can best be described as "awesome!"
|Photo by Dawn M. Hamsher, 2011|