The other day, I was admiring the small vase of flowers on the altar at my church.
The next day, I was at church and found the vase of flowers moved outside the sanctuary for safekeeping while some maintenance was being done. To my astonishment, the vase of flowers was HUGE!
It stood nearly as tall as my head and so wide I couldn’t reach around it! When in the sanctuary, I’d viewed the flowers from a distance and they had looked small. When I stood closer to the flowers, their real size was revealed.
Sometimes, it seems like God is small —because where we’re standing makes God look small.
The Children of Israel had a name for God that shows how BIG He is, Yahweh (Jehovah). The Hebrew meaning of the word is, “He who is at one with the limitless, unbounded universe because He has created it.”
The word, name, Yhwh, (Tetragrammaton) with this particular BIG meaning, is in the Bible only four times. (Exodus 6:3, Psalms 83:18, Isaiah 12:2 and Isaiah 26:4)
The Jewish people held that BIG name for God in such respect that some claim that it was spoken once a year and then only when they were in the temple at Jerusalem.
They believe that BIG God name is so Holy that they won’t even write it down; using only symbols to represent it. They would not even say that word in prayer because it was so Holy! God, Himself, defined by that one name, in all of His glory.
Sometimes, because we’re so busy with work, family, life, even church, we stand at a distance and don’t see how BIG God really is.
Situations and circumstances that I have no control of seem so huge because I have placed “that” between God and me. As I move in closer to my Lord, the problem doesn’t change, but my point of view does.
How BIG do I allow God to be in my life? It’s up to me. Move in closer.
Jeremiah 10:6 No one is like you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is mighty in power.