Crossroads: Majesty

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Psalm 111

My Story

When’s the last time you stopped and looked at the wonders of creation? Things like waterfalls, caves, canyons, mountains, and more. One of my favorite parts of creation is the waterfall. When I was a kid, we’d always try to find a waterfall wherever we went on vacation. Sometimes you had to hike to get there and other times you could just drive by, but I always loved seeing waterfalls.

There are many natural wonders in our world: Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, the Northern Lights, just to name a few. Everywhere we look, we can see the amazing beauty of God’s Creation. Here’s a picture of the Northern Lights. How wonderful is it that God created that?! How majestic is the God we serve!

Northern lights seen from Kvaløya on January 24, 2012

Northern lights seen from Kvaløya on January 24, 2012

Your Story

Talk about the natural wonders you have seen. What are your favorite parts of the natural world? Where do you see God in nature?

The Bible Story

Read Psalm 111. Here’s the NIV:

“Praise the Lord. I will extol the Lord with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly. Great are the works of the Lord; they are pondered by all who delight in them. Glorious and majestic are his deeds, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and compassionate. He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever. He has shown his people the power of his works, giving them the lands of other nations. The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are established for ever and ever, enacted in faithfulness and uprightness. He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever—holy and awesome is his name. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.”

Discussion

• What wonders of the Lord have you seen as a family? Spend some time talking about those.
• Discuss what natural wonders you would like to see as a family. What are your children’s favorite natural wonders?
• In addition to natural wonders, what are some other works that God has done?

Action and Prayer

• Plan to go see a natural wonder this week that’s close by. It could be a river, a mountain, the ocean, a waterfall, a park, etc. Take time as a family to go to that natural wonder and praise the Lord for what He created.
• Thank God for the amazing works of His hands. Thank Him for always being faithful to us.

Jessica Asbell is currently serving as the Minister to Children at First Baptist Church of Roswell, GA. She has worked with children in various capacities at several churches, including Winter Park Baptist in Wilmington, NC, First Baptist of Decatur, GA, and Highland Hills Baptist in Macon, GA. She has a Master of Divinity from McAfee School of Theology and a BBA from Mercer University. In her spare time she loves to read, watch movies, and of course spend time with her sweet kitty, Lucy.

Kevin Head began serving as Minister to Young Families at First Baptist Roswell, Georgia, in February 2012. He has pastored three churches in Kentucky and more recently served as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lumberton, North Carolina. In 2007, Kevin and his wife, Amy, began a ministry-based counseling practice called New Perspectives for Life in East Cobb, Georgia. He is a graduate of Furman University (B.A.) and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D., M.Div.) in Louisville, Kentucky. Kevin was ordained by the First Baptist Church of Belvedere, South Carolina. His model of ministry is based on John 8 and the amazing, continual grace of Jesus Christ. Kevin and Amy have two children, Jenna and Joshua.

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