May 22, 2015
"Thus we Christians distinguish ourselves from the heathen, that, while they worship gods which they have made, we are worshipping the God that made us and all the world. And it is very proper to begin our prayers, as well as our creed, with the acknowledgment of this, that God is the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible." (Matthew Henry) In times of great trouble and distress, there were those in the Bible who cried out to God - addressing Him as the Maker of heaven and earth. Oftentimes, they did this to encourage and strengthen their faith. God, the Holy Spirit, is saying to the present-day Church (especially in America) - "Do likewise."