"Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?” - Job 26:14
What is the trailer for a blockbuster movie? What is a sample strip for a new perfume? What is a test drive in the latest and hottest sports car? They are all a small taste of the real thing. They create a hunger within and suggest that there's so much more just waiting for you around the bend. Eventually you see the movie, buy the perfume and get the car. But, did they all live up to the trailer, sample or test drive? Not always, and over time we learn the difference between Hype and awesome.
Job takes us on a short but impressive journey of God's creative works. Day by day, we observe all of which he speaks. The void of outer space on which earth hangs, the rain waters held high in the clouds, the orderly movement of the heavenly bodies, the calming of a turbulent sea and so much more. He pointed to earth and heaven, as a trailer, sample and test drive of God Almighty Himself. These are the outskirts of His ways, a small whisper, and suddenly we see the difference between hype and Awesome.
Every morning we are greeted with the trailers, samples and test drives that our Creator provides. He is a magnificent Creator that shows us His eternal power, divine nature, unique handiwork, and declares His glory from sunrise to sunset. In all of this he beckons to us that we might know him personally. Yet, do we listen to the small whisper and yearn for who lies beyond? Everything else in life is just hype compared to the One who is truly AWESOME. Do you know Him?