Monday, March 22, 2010

An Extreme God

I've been thinking quite a bit about the BIGNESS of God lately. It started when I began reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan. The author spends quite a bit of time in chapters 1 and 2 focusing on how big God is. He challenges readers to spend time thinking about the BIGNESS of God. During the challenge, I discovered some amazing things about my Big God. I have been reminded of His Extremeness in a few ways recently:

1. In March, on the first day of Spring, it snowed in Texas.
2. One day later, highs near 70.

1. I saw an IMAX movie on Alaska.
2. I heard about the volcanic eruption in Iceland.

1. I've experienced the extreme love of God at salvation...and daily.
2. I've also experience His love in correcting me when I do wrong....none the less...extreme love.

My lists of comparisons could go on and on and on, but one thing I KNOW is that God is extreme. He's bigger than I can imagine and comprehend. And the bigness of God reaches down and is somehow intimately interested in what goes on in my life.

He was big enough to create this world...all of it. And compassionate enough to care when a sparrow falls.
Big enough to part the Red Sea and caring enough to hear Hannah's prayer for a child.
Big enough to walk in the fiery furnace and gentle enough to welcome children into the arms of His son.

Creation screams His majesty. Heaven sings His praise. Humanity...a small remnant of us....bows on bended need and cries out for his grace, mercy and peace. He hears is all. Sees it all.

So on a day in history, when we wonder where God is and what direction everything is headed....let's not forget the BIGNESS of the great God we claim. He's in control. He's over all. He's EXTREMELY capable.

I don't know about you...but I'm trusting Him!


Heart2Heart said...


What a great place to be when we realize just how big God really is and that He cares in spite of all the largeness for each and every hair on a single persons head. Pretty amazing stuff.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Kathy said...

Gina, I remember waaaay back when the 1st Challenger space shuttle explosion happened. I saw so quickly how small we were and how supreme, all knowing, and gigantic God is. Thank you for this post!