I watched till thrones were put in place, and the ancient of days was seated; His garment was
white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool His throne was a fiery flame, its
wheels a burning fire; a fiery stream’, “issued and came forth from before Him a thousand
thousands ministered to Him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court
was seated, and the books were opened.
Many things in creation are said to be awesome. The Grand canyon could be described as
awesome. The Pacific Ocean can instill a sense of awe. The sweeping mountain ranges of the
Alps or the Himalayans or the Rockies inspire awe. But nothing is more awesome than God.
As Daniel turned from a vision of four frightening creatures” representing four powerful
earthly empires, he saw a sight that put all these others things in their place.
To counter balance the awesomeness of these man-made kingdoms, he bee held the
Ancient of Days, arrayed in garments of white, seated on a throne of fire and surrounded by
innumerable worshipers. Suddenly, everything else became insignificant.
It’s easy to become overwhelmed by earthly things. They may be awesome in beauty or
size. They also may seem awesome in the sense of being threatening.
Sometimes our problems are awesome. There are even days when the little tasks of life
loom as, awesome. At those times we need to step back and get a perspective on what real
awesomeness is: We need a fresh view of God. ”
If you are feeling overawed by earthly things, take time out, to worship God. Don’t come to
Him with your typical inventory of things you want or reed.
Leave behind your list of prayer requests for others. Instead, come before Him to seek His
face alone. Ask Him to, reveal Himself to you as He really is and be prepared to, be awed.
GOD IS NOT JUST FILLED WITH SOME AWE: HE IS AWESOME.