God, the Father, the First Person of the Trinity, is the Almighty Maker of the heavens and the earth. He creates all things by the Word (Son) and through the Spirit. He spoke and it was done. He commanded and it stood fast (Ps. 33:9). Indeed, the testimony of Scripture is that “thy heavens (are) the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained” (Ps. 8:3). He created all things instantly as Gen. 1 clearly teaches. In verse 3 we read, “And God said, Let there be light, and there was light”.
Before this Divine action of our Father, there was no time, no space, no matter, no universe. There was nothing of the universe which we now see. There were no people; there were no angels. These first came into being by His Word. The Catechism speaks of this not first of all to show the beauty of the creation about us, but rather to show how “Almighty” our Father is. Young lads would often boast, “My dad is stronger and bigger than your dad!” Perhaps the boast was even true. Yet our confession is far more. Our Father is “Almighty”! Father is all might! There is no might apart from His. What might exists in creation was fashioned by Father. He sustains every moment any being that reveals some measure of might. Could an ant confront the might of an elephant? It is infinitely more impossible for any finite creature to oppose our Father successfully.
Consider today what God the Father has done! He has fashioned as with his fingers the whole of this universe. The “fingers” seem to be such little digits on the hand. With our fingers we can make small things. We can not make a tree. We can not make an animal. Far less can we make stars or planets. Yet it took only the “fingers” of God to fashion and sustain a universe so vast that man has not succeeded to measure its extent.
It took only the fingers of God to make all of the stars in the universe. We are told that there are as many of stars in the universe as there are grains of sand on all of the seashores in the world. In comparison to the sands of the seashore, the earth would be no larger than a fraction of a grain of sand! How Almighty indeed is our Father!
- Date: 27-February
Rev Jason Kortering (Wife: Jeannette)
Ordained: September 1960
Pastorates: Hull, IA - 1960; Hope, Walker, MI - 1966; Hull, IA - 1970; Hope, Redlands, CA - 1976; Loveland, CO - 1979; Grandville, MI - 1984; Minister-on-Loan (Hope PRC, Walker, MI), Singapore - 1992
Emeritus: 2002Website: www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?speakeronly=true&currsection=sermonsspeaker&keyword=Rev._Jason_Kortering
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