How Big is God?
I titled this blog entry “How Big is God” to help people understand God is a Big God. So big in fact, creation can’t contain Him. But is the fact that God is Big any more important than our understanding of “How Small He is.” We know the bible teaches that God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, but is that really all that important? I don’t think so. Neither do I think that He created everything that was created to support the life and environment of mankind is really all that important either. After all, wouldn’t any loving father with the resources do the same thing for their children to insure they were well cared for? I know I would and I am assuming you would do the same for your children. Do you think your child is impressed by how big you are or disappointed at how short you are if you love them, spend time with them, let them know that their welfare is extremely important to you, and care for them the way a father is expected to care for his family? I don’t think so. As a matter of fact, I don’t think the size of a person has anything at all to do with how much respect their children have for them. So is it really important for us to know how big God is? No, it isn’t.
What should be important to us is knowing that no matter how big God is, He is still small enough to live in our hearts and direct our lives. That’s what is important for the Christian to understand. People who don’t know God need big gods because in their thinking the bigger their god is, the stronger and mightier they think it is. When in fact the god they think is so big and strong is nothing more than a chuck of rock or made from a log. There is no life in them and they can’t help anyone through anything. Man hewed them out of a larger piece of rock or cut down the tree to fashion them. Man made them, not the other way around. So if man made them; why would men think that dead thing can save their soul? Man needs something to worship even if it is something they made themselves, not understanding that there is a God who is powerful enough to create all things, but yet small enough to live in our heart. You can choose to serve a rock or a log if you want to, but I prefer the living God who is small enough to live inside me and give me real strength when I need it and influence me to do the right thing at the right time. Doing the right thing at the right time isn’t luck as some would call it, but rather divine wisdom leading us down the right path so we can live life above the situations we face on a regular basis.
The God of creation is a living God and down through the ages He has impressed upon man the importance of writing down the failures of man when they ignore Him and the success of the man who listens and obeys Him. Can a tree or rock do that for you? Can they tell you hundreds of years before an event takes place that it is going to occur, and when? No they can’t. But God told Isaiah the prophet about the man Cyrus who would release the Israelites from their captivity, allow them to return home to their homeland to rebuild their destroyed temple four hundred years before Cyrus was born. God not only told Isaiah about Cyrus, but called him by name and told Isaiah exactly what Cyrus would do for the Israelites. When God told Isaiah about Cyrus, the Israelites were not prisoners to anyone. They were safe and secure in their land and had been for six hundred years and it would be another three hundred plus years before Nebuchanezzer would come and take them to Babylon where Cyrus would overthow the Babylonians and set the Israelites free. The small God who lives in us knows about our past failures and what the future holds for each of us. If we submit ourselves to Him, He will come into our hearts and direct our lives improving every aspect of it exchanging the ashes we have made of our life and turn our life into a beautiful dwelling place anyone would be glad to call home. It might as well be you He changes, and it will be if you will ask Him to forgive you of your past sins and come into your heart and make His home there. DThrash