“Thus says Yaweh, ‘In this you shall know that I am Yaweh.’”
We have heard and read about the miracles God has performed both in the Bible and in modern times. Most of those miracles were obvious demonstrations of God’s power. However, the power of God comes in all shapes and sizes from the miraculous healing of a terminally ill patient to the blessing of a gentle breeze on a hot summer day.
On a clear night, one can view the power of God in the stars either by the naked eye or by use of a telescope. NASA satellites have sent back amazing photos of galaxies in various formations from spirals that resemble a child’s pinwheel to irregular shapes that look like nothing else.
God’s miraculous power can even be observed in the smallest ant carrying a leaf to its colony and in the ability of a child’s cry to move the heart of an adult to soothe the child. The power of God is everywhere, visible to anyone who chooses to see it.
However, because God granted humans free will, we can decide to see God’s power or to turn away as Pharaoh did. Eventually, though, God makes it clear that it is God who is in control as he has Moses say to Pharaoh in Exodus 7:17, “Thus says Yahweh, ‘In this you shall know that I am Yahweh.’”
As you read Exodus 7:1-10:29, try to remember a time in your life in which God revealed his power. Then, download the Questions and Reflections and take some time to work through them before engaging in the Meditation Activities below.
Find a quiet place, preferably in nature, and take ten to 20 minutes to contemplate what the above image of a pinwheel galaxy means to you as it relates to the reading of Exodus 7:1-10:29, then choose as many of the following suggestions as you would like to express your thoughts and feelings outwardly.
- In your journal, write a free-flow of thoughts and descriptive images as they come to you regarding the picture of the pinwheel galaxy and its relationship to God’s power.
- Create a pinwheel and give it to a friend going through a tough time. Describe your thoughts on how the pinwheel demonstrates God’s power in our lives.
- Choose a clear night to gaze at the stars. Let God know how you feel about his power and its influence on your life.
- Decide on your own creative way to express your feelings and thoughts regarding the picture and its relationship to God being with you.
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