Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph! For the LORD Most High is awesome; He is a great King over all the earth. – Psalm 47.1-2
‘Awesome’ is an amazing word. It speaks of inspiring awe and wonder and amazement and of incomprehensibility. Things that are awesome cause to pause and catch our breath in, well, awe.
We have all seen awesome things. We have seen awesome scenes of nature. We’ve seen awesome photographs and awesome stories of great needs done. There are people who live awesome lives.
But I almost wish there was another word for those kinds of things because there is a whole nother kind of awesomeness.
Our God is awesome in His holiness. He is awesome in His power. He is awesome in His wisdom. He is awesome in His righteousness. He is awesome in His love. He is awesome in His knowledge. He is awesome in His presence. He is awesome in His eternality. He is awesome in His unchangeableness.
Because we serve an awesome God we too ought to clapping our hands and shouting in triumph because our awesome God is still the King of the whole earth and we can trust Him even in our darkest hours to carry us through.
Do we stand in awe of our truly awesome God?