Praising God in Good Times and Bad

Isaiah 45:12 (NKJV)

[The Lord says,] “I—my hands—stretched out the heavens, and all their host I have commanded.”

Revelation 15:3

Great and amazing are your deeds, Lord God the Almighty!

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Clean up process at St. John Administration Offices includes removal of sheetrock and flooring, and thorough drying of all areas.

The majestic glory of God is revealed in creation. Whether in the vastness of the starry night sky, the rugged beauty of the Texas Hill Country, the grandeur of the mountains, or the peaceful beauty of a seaside sunset, the Creator’s magnificent splendor shines forth. Better to recognize that in the good times rather than under the duress of suffering or trying to remember it in the dark night of the soul.

Job had to acknowledge this, together with his lack of understanding and his limited power, as God spoke to him in no uncertain terms: God to man. We might be reminded of this in times of disaster when the beauty of creation is marred and hidden. But God is never at a loss in his rule over creation – even a creation that waits in eager longing for the fullness of redemption to be revealed (cf. Romans 8:18-22).

The Holy Spirit moves us to express our praise to God. We see his glory, recognize his rule and reign over all things, and are amazed by his works. Greatest of all these works is that of Jesus Christ who embraced our brokenness and points us to a life of eternal abundance, hope in the face of tribulation, and an eternal acknowledgement of God’s glory.

As we continue to recover from the flooding in our campus buildings we thank God for his glory, acknowledge his works, and rejoice in his faithful love through Jesus Christ.

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