(This post is part of Five-Minute Friday at Lisa Jo Baker)
How it works: I write on one word for five minutes. No editing. All the details for how to play along are here.
Today’s word: Small
Isaiah 40:18 (NIV) With whom, then, will you compare God? To what image will you liken him?
I love stars. Still do. The only problem is that I live in a city with some of the worst air pollution in the country, so we rarely see them.
But when we get out of here, one of the first things I notice at night are the stars I rarely get to see.
They seem so small yet they create so much beauty. Those tiny little dots glitter up the night sky like fractals of diamonds. And when I am truly in the moment I want to sing that childhood song “Twinkle, Twinkle, little stars…”
We know, however, that stars are not small. They truly just seem small from our perspective here on earth.
I think sometimes I see God like I see the stars.
From this earthly perspective He is beautiful and His majesty blows my mind, but I let Him stay small in this distance.
I let Him have His place in nature. I see Him every time I go to the beach or the mountains. I see Him in my bible and morning devotions. I see Him in my answered and unanswered prayers. But I don’t truly fathom that His presence never leaves me.
God is not small, nor is he distant.
Stars are truly huge masses of plasma fueled by nuclear fusion whose only relative size we can compare them to is our sun, and God made them.
Not only that, there’s no way of knowing just how many there are. The expanse of space is vast and scientists continue to find more and more.
God made them all.
I need remind myself that God is more like the sun I see every day than the stars that glitter the sky at night.
- He is bigger than I can fathom or contain.
- His love warms my days.
- He is active and moving.
- The Holy Spirit literally brings life to my soul as Vitamin D from the sun.
- And as the sun is our energy source for life, so God is the giver of life and He sustains all that is.