An Awesome God

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An Awesome God


I have been battling with the live oak trees over a few weeks now. We have a lot of them around our house and those little squiggly pollen things have been all over the place, along with all the oak leaves that have fallen starting a week or so before. Trying to keep the front steps and the driveway clear of all of them has been a chore, as many of you I’m sure can relate. And once the oak pollen came out, my sinuses have given me fits. It’s been over ten days of trouble. At night, I’m disturbing Debbie even more with my snoring. I have to get up several times through the night and try to clear my nose so I can breathe. It’s crazy.


I got to thinking. We breathe in through our nose which has all these small hairs to try and grab particles in the air and catch them before they go too far. These particles can be dust, pollen, germs, or other small things, some we can’t even see, that are just floating around. A lot of these things are caught and not allowed to go any farther into our sinuses, but some make it through. These are the ones that cause problems. They are foreign invaders, and our bodies respond by trying to destroy them or trap them another way to get rid of them. So, our sinuses begin to produce more nasal fluid so these particles will get stuck in it. Then, we have runny noses and postnasal drip in the back of our throats. Unfortunately, many times this fluid will get stuck up in our sinuses where it can cause an infection. All of this begins to make us feel bad in several ways and we have to deal with it until the pollen stops and we get all of it out of our system. Now, I’m not a doctor. This is just my understanding from what I remember in my life science classes back in school, which was quite a while ago. But, I think I’m close to being somewhat correct in my thinking.


Anyway, what amazes me is the design of our bodies. Thinking just about our breathing, our noses and sinuses fend off countless invaders all the time that keep us from getting sick. We may have certain allergies that will affect us more than others, but we are healthier because of how we were designed and made. God is the only one that could have designed us. There was no big bang that made it happen. We didn’t evolve into what we are today or humans would have died off long ago. The extreme complexities and brilliant intricacies in the human body that we have been able to discover can only point to us being made by God. And what about all the other things in our bodies that are not understood by doctors and scientists, or even things that may exist and haven’t been found? None of us can fully understand the human body, and yet God has made us all and knows every single detail about every single one of us. And His great design allows us to not only exist and survive, but to thrive.


As I continue to think about the human body and how it works, I am more and more in awe of my Creator. I become more aware of how great He is and how little I actually understand of life, myself, and Him. I see more clearly how small and insignificant I am in the grand scheme of things. Yet, my Creator, my God, knows me and loves me more than I can comprehend. He loves me so much that He is willing to be my Savior. He knows and loves all of us the same way. How great is our God! Words cannot express how grateful I am for His love. There are so many things running through my mind about the goodness of God right now, but I don’t have time and space to write it all down. When we begin to think about and list the greatness of God, we can go on forever.


Many of us may be suffering from allergies. But as we go through this time, we don’t have to let it get us down. We can try to see the goodness and greatness of God at work. It’s not always easily found, but it’s there.


“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank You for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous – how well I know it.”  Psalm 139:13-14 NLT


Bro. Paul Reed


Tuesday, April 12, 2022