3.28.2008

Kinda Like Jumbo Shrimp...

My mind often has a hard time reconciling oxymoron's; especially ones that matter more than jumbo shrimp.
Lately I've been thinking about the bigness of God and the smallness of me. Where the struggle lies is in the tension between a sense of utter irrelevance and a great sense of esteem and worth at the same time. Scripture seems to make it clear that God spoke the entire universe into existence, and science seems to have made it clear that the universe is a massive, massive creation. In light of this it's clear that I'm insignificant. But scripture also says that the same God who spoke the world into existence took the time to knit me together in my mother's womb. When I pause to think about that I get a bit overwhelmed: God simply spoke and the universe was made, but he took the time to hand-make me! In light of this it's clear that I'm incredibly significant.

Insignificant and significant at the same time. That hurts my head a little but makes me feel pretty good (but not too good....)!

3 comments:

Two First Names said...

I liked reading this!

Bethany said...

I've been working on the concept of being independently dependent.

The idea is that God has given me the independence of free will and desires for me to make wise decisions. So in order to make these decisions wise, I need to depend fully on Him.

Alli Hibb said...

Nichole Nordeman sings a song called "Small Enough" around this same thought...I'm overwhelmed everytime I listen to it thinking about how this works...