Major League Baseball players may receive an award for outstanding defense at their position. These are called Gold Gloves. One is awarded for each position on the field in each league. Perhaps less well known is the Platinum Glove. Only one is awarded in each league each year. It recognizes the best defensive player in that league. Only a few players have won the Platinum Glove. Only five have won it more than once. Nolan Arenado of the St. Louis Cardinals won his sixth straight Platinum Glove this year.
If you tried to recount all the good plays Arenado performed over the past six seasons, you’d be hard pressed to name them all. The award is not about one outstanding play. It is given to the best player who constantly makes great plays.
A similar problem exists when discussing God. He did spectacular things in creating the world and raising Jesus from the dead . But he has performed many more outstanding acts. That’s what Psalms 40:5 says, “Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.” (NIV)
This week we’re focused on trusting God to rescue us from problems. This verse tells us why we can trust him. He has performed more wonders than we can recount.