If you have just a moment, I would like to continue our conversation we started last week. OK? Thanks! Do you remember the story I told about my Dad and his little sayings and the young man I met outside JC Pennies? ‘A man has to do what a man has to do.’ Well then, you also remember where that little experience took me.
I then presented another saying that I picked up somewhere. ‘God stood on the edge of nothing and created all things.’ Man! I like that one. The power, the wisdom, and the wonder of God’s spoken word. But hold on just a moment before you Pentecostals start running around and hollering and stuff. I want you think this through with me, then we can really tear it up together!
We also looked at what Paul had said while he was in Athens. “For in Him we live, and move, and have our being…” Now think for just a minute. If God created everything out of nothing, then there is something that can exist outside of God. However, Paul said that it is in Him we live, and it is Him we move, and it is in Him that all things exist. Nothing exists or can even exist outside of our great and marvelous God. Take the sun for example. “Let there be light.” Where did the light come from? Nowhere? No, He is the Light, therefore the light came from him. If the “I AM” became the He Was, what would happen to the light? It would also cease to be. And the eternal fire of the sun could not be, because the fire of the God who answers by fire is no more. So, if there was no light, where would life be? Nonexistent.
God did not stand on the edge of nothing and create all things. God exists, He is, and from out of what He is, He gave, so that you and I could have life. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. That Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Maybe we should talk about this some more!
Ok. Now go ahead, dance and shout with that voice of triumph and worship our wonderous Father!
Pastor Alton Thornhill