113 Big ‘N LittlePosted: April 5, 2017
“But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!” I Kings 8:27
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17
“God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’” Acts 17:27-28
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. Hebrews 4:13
God is big, and He is also in the little. We cannot build a temple big enough for Him, but He lives inside of us by His Spirit. He holds all things together. He created the forces of nature, one which holds the planets to our Sun, another which holds atoms together to form compounds, and still another one which holds the nucleus of an atom together. God is vast, yet He still sees the little. He manages the stars in the universe, yet He will not let a sparrow fall without His permission (Matthew 10:29).
We may wonder if God cares about all the little details of our lives. We don’t want to trouble Him with small matters. We pray for the big things, but struggle with daily life on our own, thinking that our problems are too insignificant to ask for God’s help. However, He wants us to know that He sees everything we are going through. In fact, we actually live in Him, and He lives in us. We can do nothing outside of His purview. We may try to hide from Him, but nothing can hide us from His sight (Psalm 139:7-12).
Does He sympathize with our experience? He is vast, so how could He trifle with our inconsequential lives? He can sympathize because He became one of us and lived among us (Hebrews 4:15). He knows firsthand what life feels like for us. He experienced hunger, thirst, pain, loneliness and even abandonment. One of His closest friends betrayed Him. He was ridiculed, mocked, beaten and even crucified. He went through the worst of what we experience, and so He understands us, and He wants to help us with all of our problems.
God lives far away, yet He is also close to us and even in us. He can see it all. He is in it all.
There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope when you were called—one Lord one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:4-6
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