Macro Skies, Micro Self

The other night I talked about God with Brady, my grandson who is in second grade. If you asked, Brady probably would not report that the conversation was about God – but it was. We talked about space; the earth and sun, the planets, galaxies, and the speed of light.

We live in a fascinating world which is just a speck in a massive galaxy and our galaxy is just one among many in a universe the size of which we cannot even fathom. God made all of it. Jesus holds it all together. (Colossians 2:15-17) And yet, God loves you; He knows everything about you even how many hairs are on your head, and He is concerned about you.

A huge concept for a second grader but one that is extremely important – for all us. Did he understand it? No. You and I can barely grasp the staggering enormity of Creator God caring for us like a father cares for a small child. There are many conversations yet to come. As adults we have a responsibility to talk about these things at every opportunity. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

In a world where Self seems to be the ultimate ruler, we are called to a counter-cultural message: This is God’s universe and although I am just a barely discernable speck God calls me into a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ, His Son.

God is not small but we have a way of continually reducing Him to fit in our world. That is why we are moved by David’s Psalm 8:3-4, “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”

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