Event: Call to Prayer 2021
God is creator and sustains all things
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” (Revelation 4:11)
Our aim this week is to look at different aspects of God as revealed in the Bible – but where do we start? If we were writing a biography one would normally start at the beginning, but God has no beginning nor end, He is eternal and was not created by anyone nor anything. Let us therefore start with our beginning, recognising that God is the creator and sustainer of all things.
All that we see and have yet not seen, from the farthest parts of the ever-expanding universe to the smallest particles of life have been created by God. He is the master builder and the creator of our reality both physical and spiritual – there is nothing in existence that has not God’s maker-mark stamped on it. He is the author of the great formulas that describe the laws of nature and His name is woven into the DNA of every living thing. We exist because God willed it; and as the verse describes, this should fill us with awe and a need to bow down and worship.
What could we ever write in a short paragraph that would make justice to this wondrous and enormous truth? We could certainly write volumes that would fill the earth detailing the power of our creator, or we could spend eternity diving ever deeper into the depths of the wisdom and creativity of our God. But let us this morning draw great comfort from realising in our search for real and lasting hope, that we are looking in the right place.
There are so many voices in our world that offer answers to some of life’s big questions and greatest mysteries. We hear people saying hope can be found in relationships, in science, in experiences, in religion or a particular popular one in our culture is that hope is only to be found inside ourselves. Whilst most of these answers can bring some hope, and we do not doubt the sincerity of those who push such ideas, we must recognise that it is to our Creator we must look for real and lasting hope. He is the one who knows and understand us perfectly and has created us for Himself. It is absolute folly to look for answers or hope in anywhere but at the feet of our wondrous and powerful Creator God.
Let this therefore drive us to our knees in comfort and prayer as we cry out to the One who created and sustains every part of the cosmos.
We can hope in God because He is our Creator.
- Are there parts of this world (people, experiences, or elements of your life) that you struggle to believe that have been created by God?
- How does knowing that God is the Creator and sustains all things give you hope today?
- Genesis 1,
- Colossians 1:15-23
- Worship the Lord for His creativity and magnitude.
- Pray that God would give you faith so that you can trust all parts of your life to Him.
- Pray that God would comfort Christians and give them faith to live for Him through the pandemic.
- In a society that puts so much emphasis on saving the planet, pray that God would convict people to search for the One who is creator of all.