How big is our God? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Has anybody ever asked you? I read on Facebook this week a little post that was something like this:
A little boy asked his daddy: ‘daddy how big is God?’. His daddy pointed to an aeroplane flying in the sky and asked the boy: ‘how big is that plane?’. The boy replied: ‘very small’. Then the daddy took the little boy to the airport and as they walked to a big glass window, he said to the boy: ‘how big is the plane now?’. The boy smiled and said: ‘very big daddy’. See, with God it is the same: the closer you are to Him the bigger He is!
I love it! So simple and yet so profound!
There are times in our lives when we wonder how big God is. These are the times when we are not very close to Him. So, we find it difficult to see Him and trust in Him. It is almost like the plane flying high up in the sky: it is there but so small and so far. God is there, but because we are not in perfect communion with Him we see Him far away and small. Are we worrying too much about things that are not important? Are we going through a difficult situation and lost sight of His love? Are we filling up our time with to do things and not leaving any time to feed our souls and get to know our Maker? Are we falling in love with the world and moving away from Him?
Perhaps we should remind ourselves of some of the amazing things that God has done throughout history: He created the world, He sent a big flood to judge the whole world that was rebelling against him, but saved Noah and his family. He rescued his people from Egypt and parted the sea so they could escape pharaoh’s army. He guided his people through the desert day and night and provided food for them. He sent a big fish to swallow Jonah. These are only some of the things that God did. You might think: that is fine, but those things happened a long time ago in a very far away land.
Look closer: He also loved us so much that He gave his own son to die for us on the cross. He adopted us into his family! He offered us eternal live and a relationship with Him through His Son. WOW! How enormous is that love? How big is that? The more we get to know God the more we will see his love for us.
May He help us to do just that: get ever so close to Him so we can see Him as He is: Our Father, our Saviour, the King – our King. Our rescuer and our friend.