In 1990, the Voyager 1 spacecraft, having completed its mission, was about to leave our solar system. As it did, NASA scientists turned the spacecraft’s camera and took one last photograph of Earth from about 3.7 billion miles. What the image revealed was startling: the picture showed “home” as a tiny little dot, about one tenth of a pixel in size, suspended in the vast emptiness of space. Who? What? How? God.
Even if we could, there is no way to size God up. Our God is so powerful we only capture a glimpse of His mighty works and deeds (Job 26:14). No greater power exists in all of heaven and earth. As Christ followers, God’s presence and power live inside you and me (1 John 4:4).
Our God’s thoughts and ways infinitely transcend human thinking (Isaiah 55:8-9). Yet, God is tenderly mindful and deeply concerned for each one of us. Yes, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe is intimately involved with humanity, with you and me.
Our God sees everything. His presence permeates every crevice of creation. Good or bad, right or wrong, justice or injustice, no one can hide from God (Jeremiah 23:23-24). Our God sees and vindicates, acting on behalf of those who love and trust in Him.
Our God can count what’s humanly uncountable: sand, the length of heaven, the stars, even down to the number of hairs on every human head. Yet, some people question if God is even near, if He is interested in the messy details of their lives.
Our God’s understanding cannot be measured (Psalm 147:5). You and I cannot fully comprehend such patience, such love. He can never be surprised, shaken, or shocked. God cannot be amazed at anything nor can He discover something new He didn’t have prior knowledge of. Yet, it’s God’s immeasurable understanding manifests through the pouring out of mercy and grace upon our lives.
I could go on and on: God is everlasting. He never tires, faints, or grows weary (Isaiah 40:28). There is no darkness in Him because He is light: holy, pure, righteous, perfect (1 John 1:5).
What about us? In light of our awe-some God, who are we? You and I are His children, His beloved, His saints, and yes, His friend. More importantly, we are conduits of Jesus’ life reaching out to a hurting, lost world. In His awesomeness, the Lover of our Soul does not leave us stranded. You and I have full access to God through both His Word and His power (Ephesians 1:17-19). We carry Christ’s righteousness, grace upon grace, and have access to countless promises backed by all of heaven.
We have God, my friend. What else could we possibly need?
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.
Based on Faith to Receive on March 2nd, 2019 - Watch Sermon