How Big is Your God?
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 40:12-31
Key Verse: Isaiah 40:31
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
To think that even though we do not see Him face to face, yet, the reality is that our God is really big. Consider His accomplishments before man’s feet even touched the earth! The universe is not only filled with incredible beauty, but God chose to make it unimaginably large! It contains masses and objects that are sizes and distances that our minds cannot fully comprehend. According to scripture (Genesis 1:14), the planets, stars, moon, sun, etc. were created as signs to mark seasons, days, years and to give light to the earth. Let’s just say, He made sure that we have no excuse to believe He is anything less than big!
In a “functional” family, small children think that “daddy” is larger than life, can do anything, lift anything, accomplish anything. His strong voice and large presence bring security and a sense of protection. Through God’s creation, we can find that same sense of security and protection. He loudly speaks through His creation, “I have the power and strength to handle anything.” The one who not only created it but also holds it in perfect, delicate balance is also the one who says in Hebrews 4:13 “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” This verse can make us squirm a little… feel very, very small. Well guess what? You ARE small! BUT – significant, treasured, Child of God. The list is long with loving descriptions of what we are through the gift of salvation. Did you know that this very real, very BIG God is with you, is mighty to save you? Takes great delight in you, can quiet you with His love, and rejoices over you with singing? (Zephaniah 3:17).
Lord, I am reminded today of the sheer size of you and the evidence that is displayed in all of creation. I am overwhelmed with the knowledge that you see me and all my faults and still love me. Help me to balance a healthy fear of you (reverence) with the freedom that you call me to when I walk in obedience with your will.