Today's devotion for today is based on Hebrews 3:4, "For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything."
In the Bible, God engages us in various ways when it comes to his existence. In the New Testament book of Hebrews, he invites us to stand in front of a house—any house—and give that house a good look. The very existence of the house gives testimony to someone's work.
With that, God invites us to take in something a bit bigger. He invites us to look at the creation around us and give it a good look. Look at the heavens. Look at the stars. Look at the precise orbit of our planet around the sun. Look at the breathtaking orchestration of our ecosystem. Look at the overwhelming sophistication of just one single cell in our human bodies. God invites us to look at all of this, for it all points to him. He is the builder.
But he is far more than just the builder. When humanity, the crown of his creation, chose to sever its relationship with God, God did what he had to do to bring us home. The builder became one of us. He walked among us in the person of Jesus Christ. As our substitute, Jesus lived the life we failed to live. He suffered and died for our every wrong, all to set things right. That's the love the builder has for you.
Please pray with me: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen; thank you for creating this magnificent universe for us to live in and enjoy. Help us to see that we are to care for it, just as we would our houses that we live in. Please help us share the peace and joy of your creation with others so that they will know of your power and love. In Jesus' precious name, I pray. Amen.