SCRIPTURE: Psalm 36:5-6 (TM)
God's love is meteoric, his loyalty astronomic, his purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic. Yet in his largeness nothing gets lost; Not a man, not a mouse, slips through the cracks.
When a staff officer said to George Washington during one of the dark periods of the Revolutionary War, “General, we are lost; everything is lost,” Washington replied, “Sir, you do not know the resources and genius of liberty.”
How big is our God? How important are we to him?
This should be a no-brainer for a believer. Yet, too many of us slip into thinking that we really do not matter; aren’t important; forgotten.
The Lenten journey includes coming into the awareness that no matter what we face God is bigger. No matter what we have to deal with God is stronger. No matter how we might feel about ourselves God has drawn us in. No matter where we are in the walk of life God is there. I like the “no matters” don’t you.
We cannot run away from God because he is faster. We cannot hide from God because he is everywhere. We cannot get lost because he is won’t rest until we realize that he’s been with us all along. We cannot ignore him because he keeps reminding us of his presence. I like the “because he’s” don’t you.
God is the ultimate source of the resources for life and the genius behind the full liberty of life. Where can go and whom can we turn to who has a better answer for us situation?
Lent is discovering just how big God really is and how important we really are! Thanks be to God.
Thank you for loving us. Thank you for always being there. Thank you for not allowing us to get lost.