Isaiah 40:12 MSG – Who has scooped up the ocean in his two hands, or measured the sky between his thumb and little finger?
I’m just amazed by the creation which surrounds us. Our last home was on a 200 acre ranch in Arkansas. The ranch house set high on a bluff overlooking a river and the fields below. Living there helped me understand how big this world is. As far as the eye could see, for hundreds of miles were fields and hills, ponds and barns and cows. Hmmmmm, I kinda miss that. But my favorite time was early in the morning before the sun came up. In the dark, it seemed even bigger. The bluff just dropped off into pure darkness.
It’s big when I can see it. But wow, when I can’t see it, it’s even bigger. There’s so much more of this world that we can’t see. My mind can’t even grasp how big God’s creation is. This beautiful ball of green and blue which we live on is just a speck of sand compared to the galaxy we live in. And this galaxy is what is being referred to today’s scripture when it says God measured the sky between his thumb and little finger.
Stretch out your hand right now and look at it. Look at the distance between your outstretched thumb and little finger. When God stretches out his hand like that, it measures the entire world. And he hold it all in the palm of his hand.
Why is this important to us? OUR GOD IS BIG. Don’t forget that. He is big and he is powerful. He is bigger than any problem you may be facing. What is your personal “impossible” in your world right now. It seems big and overwhelming to you doesn’t it? Big problems are NOTHING to our BIG God.
We’ve put God in a little box and minimized him. He is uncontainable. His palms are big enough to hold the entire world. God is BIG. Say that with me – God is BIG.
He’s bigger than my problems. He’s bigger than my worries.
We know that God is omnipresent, meaning he is everywhere at all times. Well of course he is. Once you understand how big his hands are, you understand he really is right here with you at this moment and he’s right here with me too because God is BIG.
And yet, he takes his care for us to a unbelievable individual level. Luke 12:7 reminds us the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are of great worth to God.
Sister, your hairs are numbered. God knows exactly how many hairs are on your head at this moment. They’re not only counted, but they’re numbered. And there’s a difference there. Counted means he knows how many but numbered takes it even further. Numbered means God knows exactly where each hair is. Don’t you know he SEES YOU TODAY. He sees you and oh how he loves you.
The God who’s hand is so big he can hold the entire world in the palm of his hand, has numbered your hairs.
So what does this mean to you today? You have no need to worry. The God you love and serve is BIG. BIGGER than your troubles. BIGGER than that which worries you. And he loves you wildly. He cares about every detail of your life. His eye is on you. He’s got you. Find peace in that today. He’s got you. His great big hands are holding you and his loving eyes are watching over you.