The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…
"Vast and Small"
God made His creation both immeasurably vast and infinitesimally small, revealing Himself in both majesty and humility.
"The invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and godhead" (Romans 1:20).
I recently discovered a video on the Internet that vividly illustrates the wonder of a universe in both its expanse and its smallness (the link to the video is included below). The physical wonder of it all amazes the mind. However, the spiritual truth depicted "by the things that are made" enraptures the heart as in the Lord Jesus Christ, the God whom "the Heaven of heavens cannot contain" somehow became microscopically minute when conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of Mary (II Chronicles 6:18; Matthew 1:20).
"Great is the mystery of godliness! God was manifest in the flesh" (I Timothy 3:16).
Our Lord exists in a majesty that caused the Apostle John to fall as dead when seeing Him in His risen glory. He also dwells in a humility that led Him to the womb, and even more wondrously, to the tomb. To know God rightly, we must see Him in this dual wonder of fearful inapproachability and winsome intimacy (Revelation 1;17; Philippians 2:5-11).
"God… is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto, whom no man hath seen, nor can see, to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen" (I Timothy 6:13; 15-16).
"Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light" (Matthew 11:28-30).
A creation both vast and infinitesimal bears bright witness to its Maker and to our Redeemer. In God, majesty and meekness dwell in perfect union. He is fearfully wondrous, and faithfully wonderful. Like John, we may lean upon Him in trusting nearness (John 21:20). And like John, we may fall before Him as dead. The worlds God made tell us plainly of such things. The Word He inspired tells us even more clearly that to know our Lord rightly will draw us closer than seems possible, while ever confirming Him to be glorious beyond all imagining in both time an eternity.
"His greatness is unsearchable."
"He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him."
Weekly Memory Verse
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich."
(II Corinthians 8:9)