Friday, May 20, 2016

Dial Daily Bread: The Mighty Sovereign of the Universe--Your Father and Friend

Dear Friends of "Dial Daily Bread,"

Do you like to think about the myriads of stars and the vast constellations scattered throughout the infinitude of space? Just look up at those stars tonight, and imagine if you can their glory. Then think of this globe on which we live, the astounding complexity of its numerous forms of life, and the billions of human beings on it, each created in the image of the Creator of this vast universe.

No human mind can begin to comprehend this infinitude of creation. Isaac Watts caught a little of the heart-thrilling realization of two truths: Watts has been considering "the thunders of His hand, ... and all His mighty works," the greatness of God's creation, and His lowly condescension to us:

"And will this sovereign King
Of glory condescend,
And will He write His name:
My Father and my Friend?
[You have to pause here, and let your humbled heart marvel.]
I love His name, I love His word;
Join all my powers to praise the Lord!"

Yes, look up at those stars tonight, and then ponder--that mighty Sovereign of that vast universe is your Father! Yes, and your Friend. All because of His Son Jesus, who has fully adopted you into that "Family of God" (see Eph. 3:14, 15), at an infinite cost. He actually died for you, died your second death, suffered hell in your behalf.

Think that one through; how can you possibly go on being selfish? You can't--not if you believe the Good News (see 2 Cor. 5:14, 15).

--Robert J. Wieland

From the "Dial Daily Bread" Archive: July 16, 1998.
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