Monday, 4 June 2012

Ok to be Small

"Sitting here, I feel so small - and small feels surprisingly good. So good I begin to wonder why it's so surprising that feeling small feels so good. 
The truth is, feeling small may not be so bad if in recognising our smallness we come to realise the wonder of God - a God who is beyond our ability to fully describe or imagine, yet someone we are privileged to know, love, and embrace. Looking up from our tiny estate we are faced with the supremacy of a God who not only is fully capable of running the entire cosmos today - a task that doesn't tax Him in the slightest - but of sustaining the affairs of our lives as well. 
You would think getting a glimpse of God's true size would have us happily lining up to embrace our little-bitty lives, especially given we are loved so dearly by the One who gives them to us in the first place.  But then again, human history is not exactly the record of man's unquenchable quest for smallness.  More accurately, our history is a stark reminder of our insatiable quest to make our names, our fortunes, our fame and our kingdom as vast and enduring as possible."
Louie Giglio "I Am Not But I Know I Am" (p21-22) 

That's a humbling read, yet it's also a reassuring read.  It's humbling to realise that I'm suppose to act small - that I'm not suppose to be exalting myself in a quest for fame or fortune.

But it is also reassuring that we don't have to be big.  Being small is ok, because we are loved so much by the one who's bigness we will never completely comprehend. 

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