Jeremiah 8:4 – 11:23
Jeremiah 10:6, “Lord, there is no one like You! For you are great and Your name is full of power.”
Let’s face it, the majority of our lives are spent in mundane moments that fill our days. Most days aren’t terrible or morose — that would definitely be a difficult existence. And most days aren’t mountaintop highs — it would become the norm and wear us out! But, it’s there in the midst of the every day that we find those indescribable, breathtaking, and exhilarating experiences that leave us speechless. Perhaps such a moment was found looking up at the stars without the interference of city lights. Maybe it was standing on a beach and taking in the vastness of the ocean and all its wonders. Or, possibly it was holding a baby for the first time after the miracle of childbirth. It’s in these times when words don’t do justice to the experience, that we gain a sense of God’s absolute majesty and greatness.
In today’s reading, Jeremiah was once again trying to get the people of Israel to understand the futility and danger of worshiping worthless idols. This was the norm, the mundane — Jeremiah talking and his audience not listening as he spoke about what they didn’t want to hear. Suddenly, he stopped to declare just how great the one true God really is — the Creator of the universe, He who tells the ocean where to stop and start, the Giver of life itself. Do you think Jeremiah finally struck a chord? It’s highly likely it did for them, just as it does for us. When we look for Him in the ordinary, we may be surprised at the extraordinary ways we see Him!
Today, speak the same words Jeremiah spoke aloud so long ago. Praise God for who He is and be in AWE of Him. Worship Him, for He is above all. He is never mundane, never typical, and His goodness is always beyond description!
Heavenly Father, You are truly like no other! I choose to praise Your name and worship You alone, even in the everyday! In You alone, I place my trust. Amen.