Sustenance

A lamp drops dangling from the ceiling, and lights the room with its light energy. As the lamp hangs downward from the ceiling, gravity is doing its job pulling the lamp towards the core of the earth.

What then, sustains the earth in its solar system, and let it hanging there in the bigger universe? As a matter of fact, there is no coincidence, nor natural law itself that provides the sustenance. Everything that has power in this universe is a derivative from God. God speaks forth, and His word accomplishes His will. When He spoke in Genesis‘ creation, the world came into existence. He is still the same God, and His word sustains the universe.

Created beings like us might think that we can do what we desire, because we can. In fact, we are only operating under the power entrusted to us, for a definite time and within a designated domain, by our free will. Such is a humbling aspect, for any abuse and misuse of the power brings harm. Yet, that is still within the permissive will of God. It is humbling because the greater the knowledge of God and His majestic work in His creation, the more we question our use of power. Is it just? Is it fair?

Two passages struck me in humility:

For in Him (Jesus Christ) all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him.Colossians 1:16

Jesus Christ who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God something to cling to, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross. — Philippians 2:6-8

God (Jesus Christ), who is all powerful, who created the heavens and the earth, and everything that is within, had humbled himself to come down from heaven, in order to sacrifice himself at the Cross for the redemption of man from the price of sin, which is death. He even obeyed his own law as if he were a mere creature, and in the attitude of a servant during his lifetime on earth (Keathley, III, 2004). 

The answer to such a display of power, is the power of love.

Featured Passage – The Way of Love:
1 Corinthians 13


References:

  1. Keathley, III, J. H. 2004. Satanology.
    Retrieved from: https://bible.org/article/satanology
  2. Keathley, III, J. H. 2004. Angelology: The doctrine of angels.
    Retrieved from: https://bible.org/article/angelology-doctrine-angels
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