A Big God

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

— Isaiah 40:28

Your God Is Too Small proclaimed the title of a book some years ago by J. B. Phillips. I am sure that many would say, “Now just a minute. That may be true of some, but I worship the great triune Jehovah who is infinite in His wisdom, being, and power.” That is all very good in theory. It makes great theology, but how about in practice?

Is it not true that many Christians go about their daily lives as if they worshiped an emaciated midget? Their chief concern seems to be not to overtax His strength and bring about a complete physical breakdown. They pray something like this: “O God, if it is not too much trouble, if you can handle this, if this is not too much to ask, would you please grant this little request?”

Maybe their God is not small in size but instead small in heart. He is some sort of a withered, shriveled miser. They anxiously pray: “O God, I know I have bugged you often before, but just one more little favor if you don’t mind too much?”

We are told to come boldly before His throne. We are His dear children, and He delights in helping and in giving.

Question to ponder:
What big and difficult request do you have for God?