Recently I took John to Barnes & Noble to play with the Thomas Train table in the children’s section and on our way out after playing trains, I saw the book god is not Great by Christopher Hitchens as one of the featured sellers.
I haven’t read the book. I’m familiar with the author from Apologetics classes I took in seminary. But the title got my mind thinking and when I got home, I decided to write down who God really is…
My God is Great.
He is Creator. Redeemer. Healer.
He is the same, yesterday, today, and forever.
He is all-knowing, all-powerful, everywhere.
He understands suffering because He suffered on the cross.
He is Father to the fatherless and near to the brokenhearted.
He is Living Water to the prostitute.
He is full of compassion, mercy, and will judge sin.
He is a God of grace.
He forgives all sins.
He is a rock to those who take refuge in Him.
He formed the mountains. He knit me together in my mother’s womb.
He is able to keep us from failing.
He is to be feared.
He is mighty to save. He is King.
He is our song. He is our light. He is Life.
He proved His love by dying on the cross.
He is Savior of the World.
He is the way, the truth, and the life.
He is deliverer. He has washed us clean of our sins.
He searches the heart.
He is our hope. He makes all things new.
He turns ashes into beauty.
He is coming back for his own.
He loves you, and me, and Christopher Hitchens.
That is our God. And He is Great. And I have not even scratched the surface.