Last week I told you a story about a rooster. Do you remember his name? It was Rusty the
Rooster. I told you that Rusty lived on a farm and that it was his job to wake up all the animals
on the farm. So each morning Rusty would hop on top of the hen house, and when the sun
came up he would crow at the top of his lungs. Then all the horses, the cows, the pigs, the
goats and the chickens would wake up.
But there’s one thing I didn’t tell you before. After months of crowing at the sun every morning
Rusty began to think that it was he who made the sun come up. You see, he figured, “I crow,
and the sun comes up, so my crowing must have made the sun come up.”
What do you think? Do you think a rooster can make the sun come up? No! Who does make the
sun come up? God! God makes the sun come up. In fact God controls everything because God
made everything. Exodus 20, verse 11 says, “For in six days the Lord made the heavens and
the earth, the sea, and all that is in them.” (NIV)
God made everything: the sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, the sea and everything that’s in
them – including you and me. That’s the kind of God we worship.
Let’s pray about that: Dear Lord, you alone are worthy of our praise because you alone created
everything in the whole universe. Thank you for letting us be part of your creation. Amen.
God is always there
"God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'"
Hebrews 13:5b (NIV)
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