O is for Omni…

There are a few words beginning with the letter O that are applied to God:

Omnipotent – This comes from the Latin meaning ‘all-powerful’. God exercises power differently, however, from the usual concepts. Rather than using power to coerce or control, God uses it to show mercy and grant forgiveness. The Bible describes a God who is good and loves all creation.

Omnipresent – This comes the Latin meaning ‘present everywhere’. God’s presence is the creative force that maintains life. Sometimes God feels absent but my own view is that that is because we shut God out.

Omniscient – This comes from the Latin meaning ‘all-knowing’. God is different in ways that human beings can neither imitate nor fully understand. My experience of God is that God knows me better than I know myself and certainly knows what I need better than I do.

A prayer:

Almighty, ever-present God, you are the source of life and fount of all wisdom. You know me better than I know myself. Set in me a clean heart and help me to follow the way Jesus came to show us. In his name I pray. Amen.

Published by Angie Allport

Methodist minister

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