By: Pastor Jarren Rogers
I don’t think we get it, or maybe we just forget it.
We take our God for granted so easily. Sometimes, we may just need to stand in awe of Him who created us, whose Spirit inhabits us.
Have you ever looked at the stars in their infinite wonder? Have you ever tried to imagine just how small you are compared to the vastness of creation? You’re small. Not only are you less than a speck when compared to the infinite universe, but you are only one of 7.5 billion people on this planet. But despite all of that, there’s a God who loves you, cares for you, and desires–more than anything else–a relationship with you! No one else will do!
How is it that I’m not lost and forgotten in the midst of the immense universe or this crowded planet? But instead, God knows me.
“But even the hairs of your head are all counted” (Luke 12:7).
That should astound you. Just stop and think about it a moment: The God of all of creation is the same God whose still, small voice whispers in the silence.
I could bore you with statistics about the complexity of our universe or Google scientific facts about Earth’s creatures to prove to you how creative our Creator is, but why don’t you just take a look out your window? Take a walk outside. Just look in a mirror. See the dynamic and beautiful world around you. God is in the noisy and busy streets of the greatest cities. And He’s in the rustling of crops and the quiet wind of the country. God created all that is around you. The same God who carefully designed the complexities and intricacies of the human brain is the same one to whom you call amid your situation. The God who has the power to raise the tide and move the sun is the same God who desires a relationship with you.
Think about it.
There was once a man who passed away. He breathed his last. His body was empty, lifeless. He was buried in darkness. Dead. That was our Savior.
But it was God who raised Jesus from the tomb. It was His Spirit that brought life back into the empty lungs. It was our Creator who brought light back to Jesus’ eyes. This was not some ghost. This was a man who once was dead being resurrected back to life–his body made new!
Your God did that! It is that same God, that same power, that same Spirit who is at work in your life today. It is that same God that you pray to. That same God who has a plan for you.
“The Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you” (Romans 8:11).
And that should blow your mind.