Have you ever stopped in awe and just marveled at how amazing God is? No? Me neither. Not much more than the occasional “wow! God is great!” anyway. As humans we tend to get so wrapped up in our finite, exact, only-what-we-can-see world, that we forget that God doesn’t play by our rule book. Just like me, we tend to humanize God and forget that He is so much greater than we are. Job 36:26 says : “Behold, God is great, and we do not know Him; Nor can the number of His years be discovered.” and that isn’t the only verse in the Bible that declares our Lord’s majesty, far from it. It goes to show though, no matter how hard we may try, our finite minds cannot comprehend God. One of my favorite songs right now is Heartsong’s version of Worthy, Worthy; the song starts like this –
No pen or quill, no scribe in perfect skill with flawless words could capture all You are. No lofty thought, no scholar of this world could grasp an inch of such infinity. Though we cannot comprehend such a mystery, just a glimpse of You revealed is compelling us to sing..
It is a really beautiful song, and it made me consider how often I dismiss God’s wonder and majesty because I don’t understand it. That is a dangerous thing to do, but really, it is almost impossible not to. As humans we tend to dismiss what we don’t understand, or at least push it to the back of our minds to be filed in the “I’ll come back to you later” folder. Then, when God does something in my life or for someone I know I just get smacked in the face and go “Oh yeah, You are God! I forgot You can do amazing and wonderful things like that!” Well, maybe not to that extent, but I do forget nonetheless. It is important that we remind ourselves that the God we serve, is way outside of our limits. Matthew 19:26 says – ‘Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'” All things are possible with God. That is the size and magnitude of the God that we serve. I want to challenge everyone to take a time out today and just look around. Marvel at the God we serve; take a minute to appreciate his majesty, and thank Him for being a God that is outside of our comprehension.