Sustainer of All Things
post date: April 3, 2014
Jesus Christ is the power behind all power. He holds the universe in place by his powerful word.
Note that this is a present tense. Even now Jesus is “sustaining” the whole universe. All things hold together in him and for him and by him. His power is greater than nuclear power and his force is mightier than the mystical “Force” of the Star Wars movies. His might is mightier than the might of all the mighty men on earth.
Think of it. Were he to say the word, New York would be no more. London would vanish. And so would Shanghai, Lagos, Seattle and Juneau. Just a word and we would all perish. Do you realize that if Jesus stopped thinking about you, you would cease to exist? You owe your next breath to the fact that Jesus Christ is thinking about you. He sustains you so that you can breathe. Without him, you would not be reading these words.
It is ironic to consider that even atheists must use the power he provides to deny his very existence. They shoot their cannons of unbelief on the ground he has provided. The atheists owe their existence to the One they so vigorously deny.
Jesus is the nucleus of creation and “the glue of the galaxies.” Look around you. Why aren’t you flying off into space? It’s not just gravity. You’re held together by the One whose word sustains the universe. Take a breath and give thanks. Without Jesus you wouldn’t breathe at all.
Gracious Lord, thank you for holding my life together when it seems to be falling apart. Amen.
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