While standing on top of a mountain, my son asked how big God really is. When I told him to look around at the surrounding view, he said, “Now that’s impressive!”
The next morning I read: “We are among seven billion people on the planet. Our earth, in reality, is just one miniscule blue dot among millions of celestial bodies that God created.”
Later that day, while reading a library book to my boys about the natural wonders of the world, this passage of scripture floated through my mind, “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty.” (1 Chronicles 29:11)
Still later, while showing my son Googled images of the seven natural wonders of the world, I couldn’t help but feel a weight of awe over all the little nuggets of insight God had weaved into my thoughts over the past few days.
This massive God, impeccably detailed, captivatingly artistic, breathtakingly creative and stunningly beautiful, this God – the God of the entire universe – created me? Loves me? Cares about me? Wants to know me?
To be honest, I don’t really get it. It’s too much for my mind to fathom.
Too big to grasp.
Too complicated to comprehend.
Too mind blowing to understand.
But the Bible says it.
”You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvellous – how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.” Psalm 139:13-16
I am a natural wonder and so are you.
He shapes mountains, forms babies, carries the world with the strength of His greatness and power, and He weaves every part of your life together with impeccable detail and design. Don’t believe it? Stand on top of a mountain and be in awe.
Think about the vastness of the sky.
The enormity of the sun.
The number of various genetic combinations of people in the world.
Be amazed by how deep the ocean is.
How many species of animals live on our planet.
How many hairs are on your head.
And the uncountable orchestration of events that took place for you to be here, on earth, in this world, living, breathing, and available to offer what only you can bring to life.
Think about how there’s no one else in this world like you.
This massive God, impeccably detailed, captivatingly artistic, breathtakingly creative and stunningly beautiful, this God – the God of the entire universe – created you. Loves you. Cares about you. Wants to know you. And He wants to use you to make a difference in the world for His glory.
Now that’s impressive.
“When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you set in place—what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor. You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority—the flocks and the herds and all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that swims the ocean currents. O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!” Psalm 8:3-9