April 20 Devotion

God’s Seven Wonders, Part I

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live. PSALM 6 3:3–4

There were seven wonders of the ancient world, and from time to time we read about the seven wonders of the modern world. But God has His seven wonders too. The first is the wonder of God’s love. The Almighty God, the Creator of the whole universe, loves you and is interested in you as if you were the only person who ever lived. Even when we sin against Him, He still wants to put His arms around us and say, “I love you.” The second is the wonder of God coming to live among us. God became a man—and that man was Jesus. He took on flesh so that He might know our trials and heartaches, and be tempted as we are. He understands us. The third is the wonder of the Cross. Jesus died for you and for me. Far more than His excruciatingly painful physical death, He suffered spiritually when God laid on Him your sins and mine. He who had never known sin took the penalty for all our sin. What wondrous love is this!