Friday, July 18, 2014

“The Infinite and the Infinitesimal"

    In the Old Testament, God humbled Himself to behold the things He so wondrously made.  In the New Testament, He humbled Himself to become a part of His creation.

    "Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, who humbleth Himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!" (Psalm 113:5-6).
    "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.  And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself" (Philippians 2:5-8).

     God exists in both infinite majesty and lowly humility.  The universe reflects the Divine nature of its Maker, being both vast in dimension, and infinitesimal in substance.  The telescopes and microscopes of modern times inform that we would venture for seemingly immeasurable eons if we could journey either out there into space, or in there into the atom.  Far more will believers in the Lord Jesus discover both the greatness and humility of God as we eternally make our way into the reality of these ineffable wonders perfectly united in Him.

    The Infinite and the Infinitesimal beckon us to amazed wonder regarding the creation, and even more, concerning the Creator.  Both aspects of our Lord lead us to our knees, His greatness overwhelming our minds, and His humility, our hearts.  How can there be One so glorious and terrible in holiness, power, vastness, and splendor?  How can there be One so meek and lowly, even to the degree of embracing a cross for those who nailed Him to it?  Eternity will not allow full discovery of either reality, but this moment offers opportunity to glory in the greatness of the Infinite, and the goodness of the Infinitesimal.

"His greatness is unsearchable."
(Psalm 145:3)
"He riseth from supper, and laid aside His garments; and took a towel, and girded Himself. After that He poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith He was girded."
(John 13:4-5)

Weekly Memory Verse
   I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless Thy name forever and ever
(Psalm 145:1)

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