“Let all the earth, fear the Lord; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.”
It was a few years ago that I had the privilege of meeting the most precious, never to be forgotten, little six year girl. She was beautiful inside and out. She had big brown eyes, brown hair tied up in pigtails, a smile that was missing its front teeth, and a personality that just made you laugh. She made sure that I noticed her new, pink dress and white shoes that she was wearing. Yet, what I remember most was her conversation. She loved to talk, with anyone who would listen. I loved talking to her because she had some very good things to say. Have you ever had a conversation with a six year old kid about God? Now, that is one priceless conversation, let me tell you!
She did her very best to describe God to me: “God is smart probably the smartest person in all the world. He’s probably old, older than my daddy and of course older than my papa! My papa says that God is older than dirt. Do you believe that? And God smiles like me. I know because he gave me my smile and see, see what it looks like! And I think God might laugh too, but not as good as me. I work hard to keep my laugh funny. My papa likes my laugh so I think God does too. But, you wanna know what I like best about God?”
And with this, she stood up, spread her arms out as wide as they could go. Her eyes got big and glistened in the sunlight. And she, rather loudly and boldly proclaims: “God is wha-some! He really really really really is wha-some! I tell you he is wha-some!”
Bless her little heart, she couldn’t say the word awesome; it just came out as wha – some! I LOVE that word! It is just so priceless! I couldn’t help but smile and join in on her jubilant praise party! “Yes, my dear little friend, our God is wha-some!”
Now, every time that I am outside, hiking, picnicking, gardening or simply taking the time to sit and enjoy God’s beautiful creation around me, I think of that little girl. And I smile. She’s almost all grown up now, but I am pleased to say that she still thinks her God is wha-some!
God is definitely wha-somely awesome! And He is worthy of all our praise!
The Psalmist David loved to sing out the praises of God’s awesomeness as well. Many of his Psalms reflect his own attitude of worship and praise to an awesome God. One such Psalm is chapter 66, where it says, “Make a joyful shout to God all the earth! Sing out the honor of His name; Make His praise glorious. Say to God. ‘How awesome are Your works! . . . All the earth shall worship You and sing praises to You; They shall sing praises to You; They shall sing praises to Your name.’ . . . Oh, bless our God, you peoples! And make the voice of His praise to be heard . . . ”
So, what about you, my friend? When was the last time you thought about your awesome God? When was the last time you stood in awe of His creation round about you? When was the last time you burst forth in jubilant praise to your awesome God? Ah, go on, try it!
With the joyful enthusiasm of a six year old, not caring what anyone else thinks, start your own praise party for God. Why not shout loudly and boldly proclaim, “God is wha-some! He really really really really is wha-some! I tell you he is wha-some!”
It’s guaranteed to make God smile!