It is the name God gave for Himself (Ex 3.) Translated it means, “I Am.” In that name, He chose the most complete description of Himself that we can comprehend. He is! Everything that is comes from Him. Without Him nothing can be. He is; so big, so wonderful, so holy, so much more than we can ever put into words.
Throughout the pages of the Bible, men fall on their faces when they encounter even a representative of His power. Do we too easily forget with Whom we have to do? To some of us He appears unreachable. Others treat Him as if He were a fishing buddy. We might call Him that in one sense, when we’re out, as Jesus put it, catching men. Jesus did say, “”You are My friends if you do what I command you.” (John 15:14)
One morning I was reading from the Bible when something jumped off the page at me. It relates to an issue of a personal nature that I won’t relate here, but it spoke so clearly to me that I took it as a direct message from the Holy Spirit. I know that He knows me. I knew the truth of the correction I received before that day. It was a correction, yet there was joy in it. It spoke love and intimacy to me and I was struck once again with the wonder of it.
The God who created everything that is took notice of me! I had to get out of my chair and on my face in His presence. Aught we not always to live in the wonder of that? Even greater the wonder that Jesus would come and be one of us in order to redeem us, though we constantly rebel against Him. I wouldn’t save me if I were Him, but He loves me that much. He loves you that much! If you have committed yourself to Him, rejoice in that! Rejoice even in the times of correction, because it means He loves you (Hebrews 12:6.) If you have not, don’t wait any longer! The God of all creation has taken notice of you! Will you find judgment, or will you find mercy?