The Lord God of hosts, He who touches the earth and it melts, and all who dwell there mourn; all of it shall swell like the River, and subside like the River of Egypt. He who builds His layers in the sky, and has founded His strata in the earth; who calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out on the face of the earth – the Lord is His name. (Amos 9:5-6)
The Creator Of All Things
There is no doubt the world is a perfect creation formed by a magnificent architect. Denying the reality of an orderly universe decries the logic of the senses. Everything has its place working in harmony with each part to establish the patterns of life. The sun rising each morning is not by chance or the beauty of the stars that fill the night sky. Oceans ebb and tide in perfect synchronization throughout the world designed to maintain an orderly design. All of this is orchestrated by the will of the one who created, established and maintains the fabric of the universe. The Lord is His name. From ancient times men have known the author of creation. Modern science can explain in more detail the nuances of the molecular world but in reality it only explains what all men have known from the beginning of time. There is order in the world. The hand of a greater designer has left his fingerprint in every corner of the globe. Whether it is climbing the highest mountain, exploring the vast stretches of ice continents or plumbing deep recesses of the seas, creation demands a maker.
Amos lived hundreds of years before Christ but he knew the maker of the universe was the Lord God of Hosts. Thunderstorms that swept across the Sea of Galilee came by the hand of God. The snow that topped Mount Herman was carpeted by the touch of the Lord. Life was abundant from the breath of the only Creator and the Lord was His name. The Nile River was the breadbasket for the nation of Egypt and for many years supplied a treasure of wealth for the nation. Because of the Nile, land was extremely fertile due to periodic flooding and annual inundation. This was brought about by the hand of the One God and Maker of all things. Science has also shown the strata of the atmosphere that is a working engine for the process of evaporation, dissipation and cleansing of the earth. Rain is a refreshing reminder the Lord God has made all things and controls all things. This all comes about because the Lord is His name.
Believing in the Lord God of Hosts accepts the world as a mirror of His power and testimony of His mind. He created the universe, governs it and has the power to destroy it. There is incredible beauty in all that is seen but beyond that beauty is the statement by the hand of the Lord that He rules and desires man to worship Him as the only God. A twofold sword of truth is declared in nature. The one who made it has the power to judge it. Man is without excuse. There will be no one standing before the Lord God of Hosts and say he could not have known His power. The universe cries forth His name as Maker, Sustainer and Author. Denying it does not change it. His name is Lord and all must see His love in the power of the creation so they can know the grace in His salvation. With the testimony of the word of God He reveals the greatest of creation: God in the flesh. Jesus Christ came to bring all men to His Father to show them through the testimony of creation a new creation awaits. The Lord God of Hosts is His name.