Enough

97206810_640“From the rising of the sun to its going down the Lord’s name is to be praised. The Lord is high above all nations, His glory above the heavens.
Who is like the Lord our God, Who dwells on high, Who humbles Himself to behold the things that are in the heavens and in the earth? He raises the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the ash heap…” (Psalm 113:3-7)

Does the Lord God live in your heart? Yeah. Mine too. Our brethren from all around the globe are His abode as well. How does He do that? The Bible tells us in many places, including our opening scripture, that God is above and beyond all things. He has named the seemingly uncountable stars. The universe sits in His hands. How does He do that? If our finite minds could explain these things, would God be GOD? Would such a god even be worth our time in any fashion?

What we do know by observing the creation is that God is indeed GOD. Immense. Awesome. Mighty. Majestic. And so much more. What we do know by personal experience is that God does live within us. Small. Quiet. Meek. Humble. And so much more. He is a God who is worth all our time, our treasure, our talent, our life, our everything.

The heavens cannot contain Him. The nations are dwarfed by Him. Still, He humbles Himself right down to our dirt where He raises the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy from the ash heap. Who is like the Lord our God?

The late great hymn writer, Stuart Hamblen expressed these things so well in his song “How big is God?” Here it is:

“Though men may strive to go beyond the reach of space
To crawl beyond the distant shining stars
This world’s a room so small within my Master’s house
The open sky’s but a portion of his yard.

How big is God, how big and wide is His domain
To try to tell these lips can only start
He’s big enough to rule his mighty universe
Yet small enough to live within my heart.

As winter chill may cause the tiny seed to fall
To lie asleep till waked by summer’s rain
The heart grown cold will warm and trod with life anew
The Master’s touch will bring the glow again.

How big is God, how big and wide is His domain
To try to tell these lips can only start
He’s big enough to rule his mighty universe
Yet small enough to live within my heart.
God’s small enough to live within my heart…”

Yes, with the psalmist we declare: “Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore!” (Psalm 113:1-2)

Our God is enough. He is big enough. He is small enough. He is enough to meet our every need.

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