“He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Great is our Lord and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite” (Psalm 147:4-5).
Psalm 147S omewhat amused as I write today, I am opening a fresh, conveniently packaged Truth or Dare spearmint chewing gum box as I travel to do a student event at the University of Nebraska. As I read this amazing Psalm 147, which is fully devoted to God’s infinite, overshadowing greatness and sovereignty, the sliding lid of the gum package reads in large, bold letters, “Your game, your rules.” Hmm … Pondering that for a minute: “My game, my rules.” The gum’s not bad … but the philosophy? Tonight (as it is every night), as we present “The Cross” to the exuberant crowd of students, we will, by God’s continually overflowing, amazing grace, see hundreds of students coming to the cross with small, white cards on which they have written “confessions to God.” As we build the 12-foot cross, we will nail those cards to it in symbolism of Jesus’ blood covering the countless sins that have been entrusted to His forgiving heart.