Heb.1:3 – And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power.

The universe is an incredible masterpiece held together and coordinated by this unseen force. Actually, it is more than a force, maybe more like an unseen hand directing and holding everything in its proper place. The tides and the waves rise and fall at His command, the rivers with their endless supply of water and nutrients water and build up the earth. The animals and insects all have their role to play in this unfolding drama as we go on day after day unaware of the miracles that engulf our lives at every moment. He supplies, guides, protects, and upholds as we plod through our lives ignorant of His nearness and involvement in every aspect of our lives. Here is how Wuest describes the Lord’s role in upholding all things.

“This act has to do, not only with sustaining the weight of the universe, but also with maintaining its coherence and carrying on its development….The Lord Jesus holds all things together and in their proper relationship to each other by His own power. The oceans are held in their beds. The rivers run down into the sea. The heavenly bodies are held in their orbits…..This act of maintaining this coherence, implies the guidance and propulsion of all the parts of the universe to a definite end. An illustration of this use of phero (upholds) is found in the Septuagint, where Moses says, “I am not able to bear (phero) all this people alone,” where phero has in it the idea of the responsibility of the government and guidance of Israel. This sustaining of the universe, this maintaining its coherence in all its parts, the Son accomplishes “by the word of his power.” The universe was called into being by the Word of God, and is sustained by that same Word.”

He is also involved with the details of your own personal world. He has been guiding and holding your world together from your mother’s womb. He orchestrated all of the scientific data that makes up your life to make you who you are, you are fearfully and wonderfully made. He has held your life together for such a time as this, this is the moment you were born for. Your life is not an accident, He kept your world together for this moment in time.

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