Friday, April 4, 2008

God in a Box

This morning I got early to be with Jesus.

I began to read my Psalm which read: "The earth is the Lord's and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it, for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters" (Ps 24:1-2) and I suddenly had this picture in my mind of the vastness of the universe and that Jesus created all of it with a word. I saw the vastness along with the reality that he knew that I was there seeking him.

It was such a contrast because the universe is so HUGE and I am so small, and yet, he sees it all.

These thoughts took me to a place of recognizing that in our small thinking and imagination, we have put God in a pretty little box. And, the irony of this is that the smaller we make the box, the less room we give God to move.

Today I think he asked me recognize how big the box is: infinite!

As we continue to lay the foundation for Missio Lux, this concept is going to be important. The Church of the 20th century often made our faith very linear and scientific, and I would go so far as to say, sterile.

But, we are in new times which call for recognition and action that calls forth the supernatural~God moving in all his glory in his vast universe.

Tonight Bill and I are getting on a plane to go to Fiji. We are flying through the night and I know that I will be much more in tune that we are in the vastness of God's universe. I wonder what he will show me tonight. I can't wait......

Psalm 24 ends with:
Lift up your heads, you gates;
life them up, you ancient doors,
that the King of Glory may come in.

You are invited, King of Glory, to do all you want in Missio Lux.


Anonymous said...

When my neighbor's sister came to visit from India, I had several coffees with her. She is a Christian living in a Hindu household.
She told me of one paricular incident where God spoke to her. In the Hindu religion, they have gods that they put in boxes or temples that are in their homes. When they are not worshipping this god in the temple or box, they close the doors to the box.
My neighbor's sister told me that one day she was looking at one of these boxes and God spoke to her saying that He was not a God that could be contained in a box...that He was much more powerful than that. She said this ws one of her turning points in her faith in Jesus and in God as the one and only true God, Creator of all!

God is infinite, and His love for us is more than we can ever inagine! I can only begin to understand all that He has for me and for others who turn to Him and follow Him!

Tamara Buchan said...

That's a great story, God tells us all over the world that he wants to be "let out of our human boxes" so he can show the world how amazing he is.

Betsy said...

Good for people to know.