When I was a little girl, I can remember Sunday School as if it was yesterday. Through the coloring activities and story tellings, we learned about the great stories of God working in the lives of Abraham, Noah, Moses, Joseph, Jacob, David, etc. With minds that still believed in Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy, we received the Word with a PG rating.
If we continue to live simply on the stories of our childhood, we cannot truly respect the greatness of God and His Word. We forget of His ability to kill the firstborn son of His enemies, His power to crush armies with the Red Sea, His purging of Israelites that did not believe with an epidemic. Let’s face it. Our God can be a pretty scary guy and a force to be reckoned with.
For this very reason, I avoided the Old Testament for so long. In many was, I was scared to believe that our God could do all of those things and more.
Take a moment to truly think about our God. Think about His power, His will, His fierceness, and His strength. But think, also, of His Beauty, His grace, and the mystery of His never-ending love for us.
If we really get to know Him, we will know that our God is a God to be feared, revered, and respected.
If we take time to get to know our Father, we’ll know that He is more than just a Sunday School character.