Why are you here today? How can you be here, or anywhere?
Answer: Only because God creates and sustains his creation, and that includes you and me. Jesus was active in the creation and in sustaining what was made (John 1)
Col 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 for in [or by] him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, ...—all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He himself is before all things, and in [by] him all things hold together.
1:3 He [Jesus]is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s very being, and he sustains all things by his powerful word. When he had made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,...10 And, “In the beginning, Lord, you founded the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands;
So, what does this mean for us?
Do you live a life of practical atheism? Or do you live a life filled with the knowledge of God’s sustaining you and blessing you?
Col 3:17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Col 3:23 Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men,
1 Cor 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
God created everything and he created you and me.
We belong to God.
That has significance in every minute of our daily life. God will never forget us and will sustain us if we follow him.
“Can a woman forget her nursing child,
that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.
16 Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are continually before me.