He (the Son of God)... upholds the universe by the word of his power.
When we visited Israel many years ago one of the things that struck me most was the fact that Jesus Christ actually lived and walked and worked in the very places we were able to visit — Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth, Galilee. Jesus was a real person and, we are told, he went about doing good.
Among the many good things Jesus did was to heal sick people and blind people and he even brought dead people back to life again. And one stormy night on the Sea of Galilee Jesus even calmed the strong wind and the angry waves with a word. Jesus was a real man but he was also really divine — God the Son.
It may be easy to think of Jesus as a man, even as the divine man who can do miraculous things. But our picture of Jesus must never confine him to being just a very special man. The words at the top of our page tell us the utterly amazing truth that Jesus actually holds up, sustains, the whole vast universe by his powerful word. Remember how he calmed the wind and the waves on Galilee with a word — that was the word of his power. The old spiritual song says, "He's got the whole world in his hands". That's true. And those same 'hands' can hold you and direct you when you need his help. He is powerful and he is good.
Dear Lord Jesus, help me to trust you and your powerful word. Amen.