God's greatness 2
'God sits above the circle of the earth.' Isaiah 40:22 NLT
The first part of Isaiah 40:22 (NLT) says: 'God sits above the circle of the earth. The people below seem like grasshoppers to him.' The word 'circle' is translated from the Hebrew word chuwg, which can also be translated as 'circuit' or 'compass'. It suggests a picture of God encompassing the entire world, watching over it. The second part of the verse says, 'He spreads out the heavens like a curtain and makes his tent from them.' We can't begin to grasp the extent of God's power, greatness and care, but this verse helps to give some idea of how immense it is. When we look up at the vast expanse of the sky, it can make us feel small and insignificant (just like grasshoppers). It's almost impossible for us to process the thought of something so big. But God created it with his power, and it therefore is not too big or too powerful for him.
We may feel insignificant, but we matter to God. The Bible says: 'Five sparrows are sold for only two pennies, and God does not forget any of them...Don't be afraid. You are worth much more than many sparrows' (Luke 12:6-7 NCV). Whenever we go to God with a problem or concern, even if it seems too big for us, it isn't too big for God. And if we think it's too small to bother God with, it isn't.
So what now? Spend a few minutes looking at the night sky. Thank God that he cares about you and your concerns.
Soulfood: 1 Chr 3:1-4:23 Lk 11:29-44 Ps 78:65-72 Pro 20:11-14,