Read: Psalm 66:5-16
Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man. (v. 5)
Augustine tried many of the philosophies in his day. When he came to Christ, he said that what he missed in those philosophies was the word “Come.” They were impersonal, but the Christian faith graciously invites us to a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Here the psalmist says, “Come and see” (v. 5). See the wonderful things God has done. Then he singles out one such thing, “He turned the sea into dry land” (v. 6). God is the creator and sustainer of this world. With just one word of power, he created a universe that includes an estimated 50 billion galaxies! He commands the sea and dry land.
But his redemptive acts on behalf of believers are even more wonderful. The children of Israel were trapped by the Egyptian army after they left Egypt. But God opened the waters before them so that they could escape.
When the first disciples asked Jesus about himself, he replied, “Come and see.” We too are invited to see who Jesus is and what he has done. He is the Son of God, he is the Lord of glory. But he also walked this earth as one of us, always reaching out to help his people. He is the one who was willing to die to rescue us. Come and see, and find the meaning of life. —Harry Buis
As you pray, come to God and ask him to help you see what he has done for you.
About the Author
The Rev. Harry Buis served as a Reformed Church in America pastor for 41 years, serving six congregations. He had a consuming passion for the Word of God, preached and written, and would take up his pen to share that passion at a moment’s notice. His enthusiasm for God and the Bible was his signature. Rev. Buis edited the Words of Hope daily devotional for twenty years, and wrote several books and numerous articles. He also taught as an adjunct at Hope College, Western Theological Seminary, and Kuyper College. He served the church in many capacities, and was elected President of General Synod of the RCA in 1980. Rev. Buis died of cancer in 2001.