Big Big God
Posted: Wednesday, October 2
“This is what the Lord says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Could you build me a temple as good as that? Could you build me such a resting place? My hands have made both heaven and earth; they and everything in them are mine. I, the Lord, have spoken! “I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts, who tremble at my word.” (Isaiah 66:1-2)
Being a parent with small children it is easy to see how perspective changes everything. For my 1 year old son Carson there is no greater joy than sneaking into the bathroom and repeatedly flushing the toilet or dropping a toy into the toilet. For my 4 year old daughter she has developed quite a few kid sized fears that feel really big and overwhelming for her. These include things like being alone in her room at night, going down the giant slide at the pumpkin farm, or potentially running into a storm trooper at Disney World. From my kids limited perspective they experience the world a lot differently than I do. I don’t find the same joy and fear in the things they do because I am bigger.
How often do we find joy and pleasure in things that God looks down on and shakes His head and says that’s disgusting or that is only going to hurt you. Or how often do we find our circumstances overwhelming and terrifying but from God’s perspective He has everything under control and there is no reason to fear.
These verses in Isaiah remind us of how Big God is and how small we are. When we let the truth of how big God is sink into our hearts it helps humble us and helps us leave our cares and concerns in God’s hands. There are so many times throughout the Bible that God tells us not to fear and we don’t need to fear because He is so much bigger than anything we will face. What are you facing today? Is it bigger than God? Since the answer to that is no, will you trust God and leave your fear at His feet?