Yesterday, I received a Father’s Day gift and/or card from each of our children and, of course, our grandchildren got in on the act as well. Each of our kids has a different sense of humor so I can kind of tell what types of cards and gifts I will receive from each one. Kristin hates store bought cards and prefers to make her own, but she broke down this year and actually bought me a card. Jill has changed her card giving tendencies throughout the years. Now, they tend to be a little more humorous and lighthearted in the things that she wishes to say. And Andrew – he’s not nearly as big on cards as he is on paying particular attention to the personal nature of the gifts that he selects for each occasion.
Kristin’s boys have taken after her. They always like to make me cards and that is exactly what happened this year – they were great. And then there is Drew – Jill’s son. The card I received from him this year, at age 4, actually came with a pin that read, “King of Awesomeness.” I think I was supposed to take it off the card and wear it, but I didn’t follow through. I was worried about people thinking I was a little over the top to sport that kind of decoration on my chest. But I did think it was cool.
Obviously, the place I am going tonight is that we, as Christians, serve the real “King of Awesomeness.” While the Bible lists many different names and attributes for God, King of Awesomeness isn’t one of them – but it applies. There is nothing that God can’t do. Usually, it’s our human failings or doubt that stand in the way of God acting in our lives. We can all use a little more faith than we currently have.
The verse for tonight is one of the famous ones from the Psalms. We are told by the psalmist, in Psalm 47:2, “How awesome is the LORD Most High, the great King over all the earth!” This verse hits the point I have spoken of tonight – the King of Awesomeness. My encouragement this evening is that we really do serve an awesome God and he thinks you are awesome as well. My prayer is that you will spread the word about the King of Awesomeness and that you will be a living testament to the seemingly impossible things that God has accomplished in your life. Have a great day in the Lord, grace and peace…