Monday, March 05, 2007

Our God is In Heaven

Not to us, O LORD, not to us
but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness.

Why do the nations say,
"Where is their God?"

Our God is in heaven;
he does whatever pleases him.

But their idols are silver and gold,
made by the hands of men.

They have mouths, but cannot speak,
eyes, but they cannot see;

They have ears, but cannot hear,
noses, but they cannot smell;

They have hands, but cannot feel,
feet, but they cannot walk;
nor can they utter a sound with their throats.

Those who make them will be like them,
and so will all who trust in them. (Psalm 115)

It is certainly easy to become so dependent on the material cause and effect of the daily events around us, that we forget to make supplication to the God who is in Heaven. He is not likened unto other gods or idols that we have created. He works on the behalf of men to evidence his love and faithfulness. We have seen God answer many prayers, the proof of his mightiness is in the very breath of life. But how prone our thoughts are to wandering and to doubting. And even in these times we gratefully remember, God shows himself faithful to them who are faithless, for he cannot disown himself (2 Timothy 2:13).