Psalm 33:6-9, 13-15; Col. 1:15-17
Jay Sanders, pastor
Towaliga Baptist Church, Jackson
It’s the part of being a parent I’ve always feared. I hoped that I could somehow avoid the day but it came. I had to help my son with a school project.
That might not seem like much of a problem to you. But you probably didn’t spend your entire high school career begging your math teachers to give you an extra two-to-15 points on your final grade so you wouldn’t have to go to summer school.
And this wasn’t just any project. I had to help my son build a leprechaun trap. Whatever happened to building volcanoes and the solar system? By the time I was done, my leprechaun trap looked like it was built by a guy who had no idea what he was doing and just wanted to get done.
Sometimes looks aren’t deceiving. A created object can tell us a lot about the creator.
Psalm 33 points our attention to creation for the ultimate purpose of directing our affections to our Creator. Although our world is fallen and waiting to see sin’s stain removed, we can still see glimpses of the goodness of our Creator in what He has created.
Our Creator is powerful – Psalm 33:6-9
When men build buildings, we praise them for their power, wealth, and ingenuity. It amazes us to see a massive skyscraper towering over the city in a place where there once was only a parking lot and a few abandoned buildings.
God’s power, wealth, and ingenuity dwarfs that. When a powerful man speaks, the people under him listen. When God speaks, all of creation listens to the familiar voice that spoke it into existence.
Our Creator is holy – Psalm 33:13-15
Several years ago there was a popular t-shirt slogan that said, “Jesus is my homeboy.” With apologies to any of you who may still own one of those, Jesus is not your homeboy. And, for the record, he isn’t your co-pilot either.
He is the God over all the universe and He is unlike anything or anyone you have ever known. He sees all of our deeds and knows all of our motives. And the really overwhelming part is that, in spite of all of that, he still loves us.
Our Creator is in control – Colossians 1:15-17
My favorite word in this passage is all. Jesus holds all things together. Not just church things. Not just big political things. All things.
The chair you are seated in is held together by Him. The cells in your body are too. All things. Jesus did not simply create you, or anything else for that matter, to leave you alone. Even the smallest details of your life are governed by your sovereign Lord. Not only did Jesus create you, he sustains you as well.
Anything that has been created tells a story about it’s maker. The story of creation is that God is great.