Reading: Isaiah 40:12
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,or weighed the mountains on the scalesand the hills in a balance?
How great is our God? The oceans cannot fill the hollow of His hand. The heavens are measured by the span between His fingers. The quantity of the dust of the earth; the weight of the mountains; the depths of the seas; the volume of the atmosphere; the intricacies of micro-biology – He holds it all in a perfect accounting without apparent effort.
“How Big is God?” asks the old gospel song. The answer, in a word, is “Bigger.” He is greater than any measure applied. When we have praised Him until all strength is gone and intellectual capacity exhausted, we have not even begun to satisfy His worthiness of praise.
When we extend grace that goes beyond all cause or reason, giving ourselves up to extend love to another, we have only offered the barest reflection of the grace He offers to all, whether saint or sinner. When we have loved to complete consummation, we are shadowed by transcendent love demonstrated on a Roman cross. When we boast in our knowledge, parade our successes, gloat over our technologies, or take pride in our wisdom, creation must stifle its laughter for we are but dust.
How great is God? If you have a measured answer, you don’t know God.
reposted with permission from onehope.net