#44 SUSTAINER

#44 SUSTAINER

"To whom then will you liken Me that I should be his equal?"  says the Holy One.  "Lift up your eyes on high and see who has created these stars, the One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power not one of them is missing."  Isaiah 40:25-26

"For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things have been created by Him and for Him.  And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together."  Col. 1:16-17

DEFINITION of SUSTAINER

: to provide what is needed for something or someone to exist, continue, etc. : to hold up the weight of something

Jesus, You are the SUSTAINER!   You hold all things together!  There is NO ONE who could be YOUR equal!  You created the stars and call them all by name!  The ESV Study Bible says "Astronomers now estimate that there are more than 400 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy and that there are 125 billion galaxies in the universe.  The total number of stars is estimated at 10 billion trillions.  Moreover, the God who created all of these, the Holy One of Israel, even calls them all by name and ensures that "not one is missing".  Such a God will surely never forget even one of his people."  Jesus, You provide what I need and You hold up the weight of the universe! You are so far above what I can comprehend.  You tell me to "lift up my eyes" and see who You are!  Oh Jesus, may I take my eyes off this world and lift them to see YOU!!!  The One who is the SUSTAINER of all things!!

Lift up your eyes and worship Jesus - the SUSTAINER!

(Are you looking down at the things of this world?  Lift up your eyes to Jesus!!)