Friday, February 26, 2010


Reading through Job last night I had one of those moments where you come across a verse that you must have read before but it's never hit you in previous readings:

Job 26v14
"And these are but the outer fringe of his works; 
       how faint the whisper we hear of him! 
       Who then can understand the thunder of his power?"

Job has been talking about some of the amazing things that God does and then he says "They are but the outer fringe of his works". I find that idea really compelling: we see God's power demonstrated in creation but he is much bigger than even the most spectacular things we see, and even the things we see are only a small sample of what he can and does do. 

I might think about how spectacular some of the events that happen in other parts of the universe that I will never see are; supernovas and alike but even those things are fringe compared to the monumental work of dying to save us. The simple point is that God is bigger than we think and I need to rejoice in awe at his greatness and stop making him too little by limiting him by my feeble attempts to quantify him.

Don't you find it exciting that God is more awesome than you think?

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