I know, a pretty simple question. Who is God? I want you to look deeper than the obvious for this however. We like to compare who God is with the same pattern as who “me” or “I” am. While God uses us to relate himself to us, to better understand His will, we should not be comparing this way ourselves.
Here is why: He is God, we are not. You knew that though, right? Here is why I say the generally used comparison in our minds is wrong, for that, let’s look at Revelation:
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. (Revelation 1:8 KJV)
The complexity of this verse, and the profoundness of it are staggering. Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Not meaning present at the beginning and the end, but the very substance of the beginning and the end.
He is what was before all, what is in all today, and what will be for all eternity. He is the cosmological constant (funny how science is searching for something already exposed, right?). Every question originates from Him, every answer provided by Him.
Think about this: how often have you changed in the course of your lifetime? How often has your perception of the world varied through time and circumstance? God has NOT changed in the slightest. Let read a little more from Revelation:
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. (Revelation 1:17-18 KJV)
Here is where the authority of God is laid bare. Where He reveals to us just what it means for Him to be God. He is the first and the last, He lived, He died, and He will live for evermore. He is a straight line from eternity to eternity. An unfathomanable awesomeness so far beyond ourselves that we we cannot ever assume to comprehend it.
Finally, to further emphasize just how distant we are, He reveals that hell, and even death succumb to His authority. With a simple thought, they can be eliminated. What power! What majesty! What an awesome God we serve!
Good news, this God we serve, in all His power and glory, loves us. While we are not worthy to even compare ourselves to Him, He lowered himself to us out of love. He took on the form of this weak flesh to prove how much He cares for us. He took the unnecessary steps to provide us with salvation, companionship, and hope. We are loved in such a way that we cannot even begin to understand it. So I ask this: What are you doing with it?