amazing man! – AMAZING GOD!
Today when we look at things like the IPad, PET Scan (Positron Emission, Tomography Scan), mega planes like the Airbus A380, mega cruise ships like the Allure of the Seas, mega tall buildings like the Burj Khalifa and electronic game systems like the Wii U, we have to admit that man has created some amazing things, especially in the past 50 years.
I have a question.
For as amazing as these creations are, would you consider them greater than the people who created them?
No creation is ever greater than its creator.
The items mentioned in the first paragraph are undeniably great, but not greater than the humans that created them.
Now, I have another question.
Who created the humans that created the items in paragraph one?
According to Genesis 1:26, 27, God did.
“Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” (NIV)
Here’s another question.
If God created man who created the great creations in paragraph one, who is ultimately greater, man or God?
Since we have already established that no creation is greater than its creator, the answer must be God!
It is undeniable that man is an amazing creature, but not more amazing than God, his creator.
As humans, we ought to think highly of ourselves because we, unlike anything else God created, are the only ones made in His image and likeness and empowered and instructed to rule or have dominion over all other created things in the earth realm.
However, no matter how amazing and great a creation we are, and no matter how many amazing and great the things we create, we are not greater and will never be greater than God who created us.
Proverbs 3:19 (KJV) tells us:
“The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens”.
Our God is so wise that He knew exactly what it would take and how to lay the foundation of the earth, and He knew exactly what it would take and how to establish the heavens – then He did it!
What wisdom and what understanding!
Can any human claim to have done anything of that magnitude?
Years ago, there was a song whose lyrics went like this:
“Can you catch the wind,
Can you make the world spin,
Can you pull the sun down,
Can you make man from the ground,
Oh no, but I know who can,
While it is fine to appreciate, applaud and even honor humans for the great things we can do, and have done, let’s keep things in perspective and always remember that God our Father is greater. He is the ultimate creator. There is none like Him.
IPad, PET Scan, Airbus A380, Allure of the Seas, Burj Khalifa, Nintendo WII U– Amazing? – Yes!
BUT NOT MORE AMAZING THAN GOD WHO CREATED THE HUMANS THAT CREATED THEM!
“Indescribable” – written by Chris Tomlin
amazing man! – AMAZING GOD
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Video “Indescribable” – by Chris Tomlin, courtesy of wilcoien– http://www.youtube.com
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