The word this morning for us from God’s word is AWESOME. There a plenty of scriptures which tell us about the AWESOME God we serve. Here is just one:
“For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty and the awesome God, who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.” (Deuteronomy 10:17)
Other scriptures remind us that when God demonstrates His awesome presence and power in front of us, we are not only amazed by it but humbled by His wonder and splendor:
“They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the Lord, they shall cry aloud from the sea. Wherefore glorify the Lord in the fires, even the name of the Lord God of Israel in the isles of the sea.” (Isaiah 24:14-15)
The glory of the Lord demands a response. How can anyone remain silent when the glory of God is displayed before your eyes?
C. S. Lewis said, “A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling ‘darkness’ on the wall of his cell.”
I give praise to God this morning because of the glory I witnessed this week in the work our teenagers did during the mission trip to Brunswick and St. Simons. Every moment was filled with awe. The splendor of God was obvious every day. You should have been there to hear them sing praises to God. The awesome presence of God was all over them when they opened their Bibles to study God’s word. God was amazingly real in their joy and laughter. Their testimonies and ministry to the street children who gathered in the block parties was electric. I was amazed by their respect and love for their adult leaders.
Our God is AWESOME and He has given us AWESOME young people through whom His power and splendor is obviously revealed.
Thank you parents for giving me the joy of working with our teenagers. Thank you, adult leaders who volunteer your time and energy because you know that God is AWESOME and that He is at work in these young lives. Thank you, church family for your support and investment in the lives of our students. God showed up big time during our days at Epworth By the Sea.
The Honey Due Donuts shop recently received approval to open a new store inside the new $30 million YMCA in Quincey, Massachusetts. This new store agreed to open and sell nothing that was not approved by the “Y’s” leadership. The menu will include coffee, low-fat muffins, salads, low-calorie sandwiches, yogurt, fruit cups and smoothies. The donut shop sells great food, but they do not sell donuts. Sounds ridiculous!
It is ironic when a donut shop, in order to land a contract, sells out what it does best. Believers who are supposed to show God’s glory many times look more like the world than the glory of God to whom they belong. That’s called a sell-out. You can be proud of your students and their leaders today. They sold a lot of GLORY donuts in south Georgia this past weekend.