Tuesday, April 03, 2018
The Sustainer by Rose McCormick Brandon
God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son he created the universe. The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. Hebrews 2(b), 3(a) (NLT)
Scientists have discovered a sort of “cosmic glue,” a force that holds things together. That force has a name–Jesus, the Sustainer. He holds the elements that maintain the universe. If He relaxed His hold . . . Selah (pause and think about that.)
The Sustainer of all things keeps impeccable records. Besides noting details like birth date, height, weight and death of every human on earth, not a single animal of any species dies without His notice (Luke 12:6,7). He makes pathways in the oceans for marine life and at the same time hears and answers calls for help that ascend from earth. His interests take in all of creation on, above and below the earth.
Christ upholds, maintains, guides and propels the universe (Hebrews 1:2-3). All things are forever under His control (Matthew 28:18(b). “Our moment-by-moment existence depends on His gracious sustenance of every electron, every atom, every molecule and every spiritual entity.” (Lambert Dolphin, physicist)
Let’s ask ourselves: Are we viewing the universe through the eyes of a godless media or through the eyes of the Bible?
We can trust the Sustainer with everything that concerns us for “in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. Col. 1:16,17
The One who holds all things together holds you.
Prayer: Lord, teach me to trust you when things look like they’re coming apart. You’re the Sustainer, the glue that holds all things together.
Rose McCormick Brandon, author of books and articles, is presently writing a daily devotional book. The Sustainer is part of a series of devotions on the names of Jesus Christ.
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