Have you ever seen the aurora borealis? It’s sometimes called the Northern Lights. I have only seen photos, but I pray that I get the chance to catch a glimpse someday. It is incredible to think that the sky can produce so much beauty. I am no scientist and I know that there are valid and helpful explanations about what is happening when the lights appear. But just because you can explain it does not mean that it is not still incredible.
This is true of all that God has done for us, is it not? The most mundane occurrences are also the most marvelous. Did you know that the earth spins on its axis about 1,000 miles per hour? And on top of that, the whole earth is moving at about 67,000 miles per hour around the sun. And we don’t feel it at all. We see the sun rise and set. We see seasons come and go. How incredible! We could spend years marveling at all the wonders that God has created in the sky and on the earth, and many do. But what is more impressive is that none of those displays of power compare with his greatest act of might than his gift of grace.
Saving you was no easy task. God had to send his own son, God-Made-Flesh, Jesus Christ, and he would have to die. But it was only moments after Adam and Eve destroyed his perfect creation that God made the promise to Eve when he cursed Satan, “He will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” It was always the plan for Jesus to die. But by his death, we have life.
This is a wonder in which Christians lose themselves, and for good reason. He did not have to save us, but he did. He did not need to give us life, and yet he did. “God demonstrates his love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) Not because we would ever be able to earn it, not because he was bound to, but simply because he loved us. How mighty is his love!
Look to the skies and marvel at God’s power. Study science and be amazed at how the Creator devised all this in a mere 6 days with only his words. But let us never forget God’s true display of power: he overcame death on a cross for us. He gives us life when we deserve death. Praise be to God for all his marvelous deeds!