Big to Us, Small to Him
It’s probable that there are some places or some objects that you saw when you are a child – maybe a grandparent’s home, a tree you used to climb, your elementary school, maybe even your grade school teacher – that you go back and visit as an adult and think to yourself, “Wow. I used to think that was so huge, but it’s so small now!” Through your eyes, as a child, you saw the world around you in such a different way. You looked up at everything, and from your vantage point, everything was so much different than it is now.
As God’s children, we see everything at such a different angle than He does. We look up at the problems we face – that doctor’s report, that unwanted divorce, that boss or coworker who picks on us, that bill that’s way more money than we have in the bank – and we cannot fathom how we will get past it. It’s the biggest thing we’ve ever faced, and from our vantage point, there’s no getting over it.
God is the Creator of everything. There is nothing bigger than He is, because He made everything! From His viewpoint, the things that we cannot see ourselves getting past are tiny obstacles. It’s not that He wants us to adopt his viewpoint – He wants us to stop looking at them altogether and look at Him, instead.
2 Corinthians 4:17 says, “For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!” One translation calls our present troubles “small potatoes.” When we look past the problem and look at the Creator, we can put things in perspective and realize there is nothing too big for Him to handle, and that our troubles are no big deal when it comes to the glorious life God has planned for us!
Today’s Sermon: “Who is the Giant?” by John Faison