Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Size of God

Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26 NIV

Have you ever considered the size of God? Look to the sky! Look at it at night in a place untouched by the lights of civilisation. The stars are innumerable. Imagine reaching out your hand and grabbing hold of a fistful. How many fistfuls would fit in the basket you are carrying? Hundreds! Thousands!

Now remember how large each star really is. Our sun is so large that even at a gazillion miles away, it burns us. Imagine a basket large enough to hold hundreds just like it! On the day of creation, God was carrying that basket. He reached in, removed one star at a time and put them just where he wanted. How big his hands must be! How big he must be! He could have a few worlds tucked into his pocket and not even notice them! Imagine the power and strength that would accompany Someone so large!

We are smaller than flecks of dust to God yet he knows and loves each of us. He became one of us! My mind cannot comprehend it all.

Thank you, God, for who you are.

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