Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he performs for people! (Psalm 66:5, Holy Bible, New Living Translation).
Awesome! This overused word is interwoven into conversations to describe anything above average. It’s linked to fashion, talents, gourmet foods, websites, gadgets, and travels. The King James Version translates awesome as “terrible.” Imagine this scene. We’re looking over the splendid Grand Canyon. I wave my arms and shout out “Terrible!” You wouldn’t understand my comment. If I said “awesome” you would know I’m impressed with God’s creation. That’s what the psalmist meant—full of awe, awesome—when he recognized God’s magnificent miracles. Awesome! That word belongs to God.
- Prayer : Lord, when I see Your creations and witness miracles You have given to us, they are awesome! Amen.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore