"His Spirit made the heavens beautiful, and his power pierced the gliding serpent. These are just the beginning of all that he does, merely a whisper of his power. Who, then, can comprehend the thunder of his power?" -Job 26:13-14
Every time I go to the mountains I am enamored by God's creation. The sun, the sky, the rivers and lakes, the sunset and sunrise -- it's all so astonishing and awe-inspiring. I am amazed by the awesomeness of God.
The sun, for example, is 875,000 miles across. It is so big, in fact, that 64 million moons could fit inside it.* Wow. Our God created that sun. (See Genesis 1:3) Our God is that big!
We are not aware of this magnitude most days, stuck in the grind of our daily routines. And although we might think of ourselves as insignificant in the grand scheme of things, we can have the most awesome, intimate, and fulfilling relationship with the God who created the universe.
I don't think we as a culture or even as a Christian sub-culture spend enough time focusing on how magnificent God really is. We make little idols out of problems in relationships, the things we have to get done for the day, our adversities, or whatever it is we think takes us away from our adversity, if only for a moment. But our God is so much bigger! And we are His children, made in His image, saved by His grace.
Have you received this revelation of kinship to God and of His magnificence?
"Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
You, LORD, preserve both people and animals.
How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house;
you give them drink from your river of delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light we see light." -Psalm 36:5-9
Why not focus on the awesomeness of God in your life today?