Yesterday we continued the series, Unshakable. I encourage you to listen to the full message here or visit Pastor Chris' blog for complete message notes. The following includes snippets of yesterday's message and how it touched my heart.
God is Great, God is...
This message overwhelmed me with the majesty and love of our great God.
Chris explained the details of our universe in numbers impossible to comprehend: billions of stars, millions of galaxies. How much is a billion? I know how many zeros come after the one, but how many is a billion? I can hardly grasp it.
Yet, we try. We squeeze our great God into our small minds to try and grasp who He is. And for me, this point really hit home. We trivialize God. We push His majesty aside for a my-size deity.
We overlook that He is "creator, eternal, self-existent, omnipresent, all-knowing, all-mighty, holy and sovereign". We forget that we are "created, dependent, limited by time and space, limited in knowledge, limited in power, messed up".
Why does this matter?
I love the way Chris read from Isaiah chapter 40. Read the full chapter here, as I will just include excerpts.
Yes the Sovereign Lord is coming in power. He will rule with a powerful arm. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes.
Isaiah 40:10 (NLT)
Who is this powerful Lord?
Who else has held the oceans in his hand? Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers? Who else knows the weight of the earth or has weighed the mountains and hills on a scale?
Isaiah 40: 12 (NLT)
God sits above the circle of the earth. The people below seem like grasshoppers to him! He spreads out the heavens like a curtain and makes his tent from them.
Isaiah 40:22 (NLT)
Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing.
Isaiah 40:26 (NLT)
Are you beginning to feel the awe and mystery of our great God?
Yes, the Sovereign Lord is coming in power. He will rule with a powerful arm. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes. He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.
Isaiah 40:10-11 (NLT)
Did you catch it?
This unfathomably powerful God will feed you, carry you in His arms, hold you close to His heart, gently lead you.
I remain overwhelmed by the majesty and love of our great God.