Jeff Spicoli from “Fast times at Ridgemont High” thought pizza and surfing was awesome. Bill and Ted, during their excellent adventure, thought everything was totally awesome. In fact, most people from the late seventies and through the eighties thought everything was awesome. As a society we have evolved from “far out” and “neat-o” to the word “awesome”. (I’m starting a movement to bring the phrase “far out” back, by the way.)
It’s funny how we throw that word around. Everything is awesome. That song we heard was awesome. That movie we saw was awesome. The most recent episode of our favorite show was awesome.
It seems that it is the easiest adjective to use to describe things we like. But I don’t think we completely understand the magnitude of the word and we tend to use it too loosely.
Awesome is a big word. It describes something that inspires awe. Something that blows our minds. It describes things that we are not capable of doing or creating on our own. It doesn’t describe us because we are not that big by ourselves.
God is awesome. He inspires awe. People have written songs about how awesome He is. They’ve told stories about how awesome He is.
He created awesome things like mountain ranges, oceans and hurricanes. Things that are enormous and powerful. Things that we, as humans, are incapable of creating or controlling. But here is the neat thing about awesomeness.
Just like God created those mountain ranges and oceans, He created us. He thinks we are awesome. Only through Him, are we capable of being awesome and doing awesome things. We are capable of changing the world and being awe inspiring because He created us to do awe inspiring things.
We can be awesome but God is awesome. In fact, that word doesn’t do Him justice.
He is bigger than that.
Trust in God. Give him control and be awesome today.