Almighty Maker

What Does This Song Say?

In the book of Job, the Lord God, the Almighty Maker, gives a lengthy speech asking Job a bunch of hypothetical questions regarding creation. This is a powerful 5 chapters (38-42) where we really read the amount of control God has over creation, the amount of care God has for His creation, and the amount of information we do not know regarding creation. God commands the morning to come (Job 38:12). God has “walked in the recesses of the deep” sea (Job 38:16). God has entered the storehouses of the snow (which are currently open in West Michigan). God knows all things about all creation because He is intimately involved and interested in His creation.

This song asks similar questions as God asks in Job. All of the questions asked in this song have their answer in God alone. God is the only one who sets the boundaries of light, hangs the stars in the sky, created the moon and everything on it, commands the clouds to pour rain, dreamed up the plan for the redemption of His creation, and cleanses guilt with blood. This gives enough information about God to praise Him continually through all of eternity; however, this is just a small glimpse of al that we can know about God. God, the Creator, is praised by God’s own creation.

There is something powerful about asking these big questions and knowing that God is the answer to them all. It is so easy to be unimpressed by creation – we are surrounded by indoors, technology, cities and buildings – we can forget the vastness of creation and in turn the greatness of our God. As the snow is falling outside, take some time to slow down and take a look outside. Watch the snow fall. Look at how the snow sits on the tree limbs. See how the snow lays on the ground. Remember that “the Lord tells the clouds when to pour.” (verse 1) Let yourself be in awe at God’s creation. Worship God as the Creator of all. In Scripture, Creator is the first role we see God play, we cannot forget to praise God as Creator.

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Exodus 15:11

11 “Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?”

Job 28:12

12 “Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dawn to know its place…?”

Psalm 19:1

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”

Romans 1:20

20 “For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”

Romans 11:36

36 “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen.”

Colossians 1:17

17 “And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

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