Saturday, May 16

Yahweh: the LORD, “I am who I am”

Who is this God we love and serve? He is the God who created us. He is the God who comforts those who mourn, shows loving kindness and His wrath while upholding justice for all. He is the God who loved us so much He sacrificed His one and only Son to die in our place. 

How would you describe God, Yahweh, Almighty Father?  (Take a few minutes and jot down who God is to you.)

I remember when I was in Middle School I learned the terms Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient in describing God. Knowing “big words” made me feel smarter, even if I didn’t exactly know what they meant. Personally, I don’t believe any of us will fully grasp the true meaning of these words or how they play out in our lives but hopefully, we understand more and more each day.

Omnipotent — infinite in power; having unlimited authority or power. God is truly the only being that can create something from nothing; like the world. Now, that takes unlimited power. See how God speaks of his mighty power as he addresses Job ( Job 38:1-11 ).

Omnipresent present everywhere at the same time. I can never escape from your Spirit!
    I can never get away from your presence!
If I go up to heaven, you are there;
    if I go down to the grave, you are there.
If I ride the wings of the morning,
    if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
even there your hand will guide me, Psalm 139:7-10

Omniscient having complete or unlimited knowledge, awareness, or understanding; perceiving all things.  
Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! For who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice? And who has given him so much that he needs to pay it back? For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen. Romans 11:33-36

As a prayer / meditation today you may want to reflect on Yahweh, the Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient God who understands you so completely and still loves you so dearly. The words of Psalm 139 may help you.