Sunday, October 6, 2013

When the World Seems Bigger Than God

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A thousand years in your sight
    are like a day that has just gone by,
    or like a watch in the night.

Psalm 90:4

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         I often have to catch myself when I'm reflecting on life while talking to someone else.   I might say something like, "That was a long time ago".

        Then I think about God and the whole of creation and eternity.  It's tough for a small human mind to put into perspective.  When we're kids we might think of something that happened the previous year or sometime when we were younger.  The distance in the past might appear to be great to us, but at our young age we only have our own lives to compare events in the passing of time.

         As we get older and watch the years go by, see lives begin and end, and witness the parade of time pass before our eyes and minds, we gain more of an idea of what time is.  Yet do we ever get a true grasp on the vastness of it all?

        The world and all the people in it is far bigger than any of us will ever experience.   The media gives us a glimpse of much of what is out there.  Some of us have been fortunate enough to afford to travel to see some of these things first hand.  But there is always more to see and learn.  We never experience everything.

         We look into the skies and marvel at the mysteries of infinite space.  Science continues to provide us new information about the universe, yet every new bit of knowledge is an opening for new questions.  

          It's a big world. It's a bigger universe.  It takes a really big God to bring this into existence.  Our God is a big God.

The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands.

Acts 17:24

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  1. And if we were meant to understand it all then we would have been given the insight into its vastness but we weren't meant to understand. That's how I see it, anyway.

  2. Complexities make anything seem bigger. And yet, God is bigger, still.
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