Sometimes when we are around something of great value, we grow so accustomed to it that we forget the value. We do this with people when we become so used to a person that we forget how important they are to us. Husbands and wives, once head over heels in love grow complacent and then distant because they are so used to each other. All of a sudden, they realize that they aren’t in love anymore and breakups happen: breakups that could have been prevented by paying attention to the relationship every day.
We tend to be that way with God. We have adopted an air of familiarity with Him because He’s always around and He’s always bailing us out. God is seen not as a Father, but as a grandfather whose purpose is to spoil us and send us back to the parents. In today’s world, that gets even worse because grandparents are so far away, that they are forgotten unless we really need something from them. We flippantly refer to God using a term like “the man upstairs” and we lose a sense of awe and reverence.
Both John and Isaiah had similar reactions when confronted by living creatures who knew how to worship. “Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.’” (Revelation 4:8) They responded in awe as they reflected on the Holiness of God through the worship of these creatures.
Today, experience the holiness of God. Remember the awe and reverence that you once had. Return to your first love, as Jesus told the church at Ephesus. Look at the world through a lens that reminds you that this is our Father’s world. He created it. It is magnificent. Look at the variety in people, in animals, in types of land and marvel at the creative mind of God that developed each of this. Holy is He and great is His glory! Holy is He and worthy of our praise!