Daily Devotion-August 21, 2021

Daily Devotion-August 21, 2021

Hebrews 11:3

By faith, we know that the universe was created by God’s word, so that what is seen did not come from visible things.

Dear Heavenly Father,

These words from the writer of Hebrews are awe-inspiring. First off, the way that we know about your created work is because of faith. Lord, give us patience dealing with unbelievers who live in the make-believe world of evolution. You not only made us, but you created the universe. I hear these words, and immediately my thoughts turn to both John’s and Moses’ recorded words. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him, everything made.” Then Moses, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” This is incredible. Jesus was there from eternity and was the spoken word creating the universe; then, he came to the earth as a carpenter’s son. He was the grand designer along with you and the Holy Spirit. You created us.

Yet you veil creation to the world, it is a stumbling block to unbelievers, but it is unveiled to believers through faith. This is a treasure of wisdom and understanding you give to all who believe in you. Creation only skims the surface of all you have done and what you have revealed in your word. You created all that we see out of nothing. Your power to establish the universe from nothing is no less than incredible, and your wisdom to synchronize this world in such a way that everything reproduces is astounding.

Yet more remarkable is Jesus choosing to come to this world to become that carpenter’s son because we were lost in our sin. We were doomed to eternal death because of the evil that is within us. He paid the punishment of our sin by dying on the cross for us. Why would you choose to redeem us? We who were by our sinful natures your enemy is also quite remarkable, which demonstrates the limitlessness of your love for us. Then sending your Spirit to us to create the faith needed to lift this veil of unbelief, to see what you will allow us to know of you. Lord, you are an amazing God, and who can stand before you? Thank you for giving us just a glimpse of your power, wisdom, and love. If it should be your will? Have your Spirit work through me to tell others about what is behind the veil and reveal you. An awesome God! Amen.

Roger Emmons


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church


We cannot fathom the depths of God’s love for us. Pray that God makes an opportunity for you to share his truth to others, and the Spirit would lift the veil for someone else so they too can see his mighty deeds.